1.4 Billion Clear Text Credentials Discovered in a Single Database

1.4 Billion Clear Text Credentials Discovered in a Single Database

A Massive Resource for Cybercriminals Makes it Easy to Access Billions of Credentials.

Now even unsophisticated and newbie hackers can access the largest trove ever of sensitive credentials in an underground community forum. Is the cyber crime epidemic about become an exponentially worse?

While scanning the deep and dark web for stolen, leaked or lost data, 4iQ discovered a single file with a database of 1.4 billion clear text credentials — the largest aggregate database found in the dark web to date.

You can use Troy Hunt’s https://haveibeenpwned.com/ where you can enter your email address and verify if it is exposed in his compilation of mails.


Source: Medium