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'Collection #1' reveals 773 million email addresses, passwords in one of largest data breaches ever

Thursday January 17, 2019. 10:25 PM , from PC World
Data breaches are becoming increasingly more common, but today’s is a doozy: 1,160,253,228 unique passwords and email addresses have been attributed to a breach that’s being called “Collection #1.”The collective list of 773 million email addresses from several sources, published to the cloud storage service MEGA, was reported by Troy Hunt, the owner of the HaveIBeenPwned website, which indexes hacked information. The number of email addresses makes it the largest breach ever uploaded to Hunt's site, he said. But there’s also 21,222,975 unique passwords released within the breach, stored in plain text for the world to see.To read this article in full, please click here
https://www.pcworld.com/article/3334145/security/collection-1-reveals-773-million-email-addresses-pa...
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