42 Million Emails And Passwords Uploaded To A Free, Public Hosting Service

 

Sample of data from lists sent to Hunt

The reason for the utilization of the credential stuffing attacks lies behind the fact that these attacks, while exploiting the users, for convenience are probably going to reuse those credentials on various other sites.


“When I pulled the email addresses out of the file, I found almost 42M unique values. I took a sample set and found about 89% of them were already in HIBP which meant there was a significant amount of data I’ve never seen before.” Hunter wrote on a blog post.


The database contained an overall of 755 documents totalling 1.8GB.


Users are constantly encouraged though to utilize solid as well as diverse passwords for various accounts. Continuously empower multifaceted validation.

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