1.4 billion stolen credentials found on dark web

4iQ specialists discovered the largest database of stolen credentials on dark web. They stumbled upon a 44GB file, which is a well-structured database that includes 1.4 billion credentials. The database is compiled of data from relatively recent 252 breaches and its last update is dated November 29th.

The data was stored unencrypted and the file has a convenient way of searching and importing new records. It also includes links to cryptocurrency wallets, which shows creators' desire to monetize their work. According to the founder and one of the executives at Julio Casal, company's researchers tested a random sample of discovered passwords and a significant part of them was valid. Considering the fast that many users keep using one password for many resources the danger of the present discovery can't be overestimated.

source:  Technical Center of Internet

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