On the Internet “emerged” base of stolen data of billions of users

В интернете "всплыла" база ворованных данных миллиардов пользователей

Open access to the Internet has got a unique database of stolen usernames and passwords 2.2 billion users.

The network spread of stolen data base, made up of 2.2 billion unique usernames and passwords. This was reported by Wired.

According to experts, discovered compiled from different data sets, obtained by hackers in recent years. Among the main sources they described as leaks from storage Yahoo, LinkedIn and Dropbox.

At the same time, the employee of Institute of a name of Hasso Plattner of Germany David Jagger suggested that some parts of the array could be obtained by using an automatic hacking small and little-known sites. This means that some passwords were published for the first time.

Provided that the array has been the name of the Collection #2-5. After a few days it was downloaded over a thousand times.

“This is the largest collection of broken data that we have ever seen,” said a researcher in the field of cyber security Chris Rowland.

In his view, the enormous amounts of information can become a tool for novice hackers.

Previously, the Network found 700 million email addresses and passwords.

Before Facebook reported about the leaked photos about seven million users. It was also reported that Google announced the data breach 52 million users because of an error.

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