1 Billion Email And Password Combinations Leaked – Expert Comment

Over one billion email and password combinations were leaked online by an unnamed party–  giving bad actors the information necessary to conduct countless credential stuffing or other spam campaigns. The unsecured database primarily features emails from Chinese domains, as well as numerous Gmail and Yahoo addresses.


EXPERTS COMMENTS
Stuart Reed, VP ,  Nominet
December 13, 2019
All organizations need to ensure that at the very least they are encrypting sensitive information.
While the news of another unsecured server is concerning, the immediate worry here is how many passwords and emails are now readily available for criminals to exploit, in all kinds of attacks. For example, with passwords stored in plain text, they can relatively easily be used in credential stuffing attacks. On top of this, it took several days for the server to be secured again, gifting criminals ....
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