BIGGEST DATA BREACH IN RECENT YEARS: 773 MILLION EMAIL ADDRESSES AND 21 MILLION PASSWORDS LEAKED..!!

Data breach reported by Troy Hunt found 773 million unique email IDs dumped.

Source Troy Hunt

The new data breach sees over 773 unique email IDs dumped.

The leaked files do not include information such as credit card details.


YOU CAN SEE HOW TO CHECK IF YOUR EMAIL ID OR PASSWORD IS PART OF THE DATA DUMP

          

Collection #1 is a set of email addresses and passwords totalling 2,692,818,238 rows.


To check if your email is part of the dump.


By visiting HaveIBeenPwned.com and enter your email ID into the dialog box (as shown in fig)

 
FIG (Source) Troy Hunt

To see your password is part of the dump, visit the Passwords section of HaveIBeenPwned.com.

enter your password into the dialog box (see further below)

 

FIG (Source) Troy Hunt

The researcher says users that the passwords you enter into the dialog box are protected, and are not visible to the website itself.


Several people reached out to the Web security expert last week and pointed to a collection of 12,000 files with a total size of 87GB, and nearly 2.7 billion records, hosted on MEGA.


MEGA is a Cloud storage and file hosting service offered by Mega Limited, an Auckland-based company which offers services primarily through Web-based applications.

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