Find a database with 800 million email addresses and stolen passwords


The affected user must also be from Slovenia. Photo: Reuters

At the beginning of the week, an Australian IT security expert accidentally met Troy Hunt, reports the German DPA news agency.

Hunt has taken around 87 gigabytes of large database from the Web and asked people to check the website and password at

yourself blog scrivener, Yes is the database "Collection # 1" (Collection # 1) formatted by "many individual sites have thousands of different sources", and the old one is two to three years. Initially, the database appeared on the platform for cloud storage Mega, but it was deleted by several media reports.

According to Hunt, this is the largest collection of data with which he has a problem. Among the affected users are web users from all over the world, including Slovenia.

On the Hunt website, users can check whether it is compromised including their postal address, and read some security tips. Among other things, users will also be able to see if they have been victims of an attack from a previous disturbance.

The giant employee Microsoft explained, Yes web mail information and passwords are mainly used in t. I am "tied" to attacks when an attacker with one address and password can enter another website, such as a social network or even an online bank.

Na dark on line suspected newer data

"Collection # 1" can only be the tip of the iceberg. Journalists in the field of information security Brian Krebs Namely, from a company that checks forums that are suspected of stolen information, he receives instructions about additional collections that contain numbers from 2 to 5 and are still sold at t. I dark on line, Report of the German weekly Spiegel.

The reporter contacted the accused seller, who explained to him, Yes It's about newer data, up to one year old, and the total size is four terabytes.


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