A massive data set of breached password was discovered in a hackers data forum and is now a part of Troy Hunt’s breached password set. It’s a colossal data set and amalgamation of plain text passwords! These are (will) probably used in brute force credential stuffing attacks.
Stu Sjouwerman, Knowbe4, CEO, just posted on our blog. Here’s just a tidbit. Read the blog for the full story and also check out our new free tool: PET - Password Exposure Test!
"Troy Hunt, the site admin of Have I Been Pwned just released some disconcerting news. A new data breach of humongous proportions has just been made public, we are talking astronomical numbers. He has called this data set “Collection#1” and is by far the largest he has ever found. This thing is kind of a “breach of breeches and contains about 2,000 leaked databases. This monster consists of :”
- email addresses and passwords totalling 2,692,818,238 rows
- 1,160,253,228 unique combinations of email addresses and passwords
- unique email addresses totalled 772,904,991
- there are 21,222,975 unique passwords
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[Heads-up] Are Any Of Your Users Exposed In This Brand New Humongous Data Breach?