The digital world is not completely safe from cyber crime. The latest news which leak the user’s email address and password. Unmitigated, as many as 3.2 billion emails and passwords leaked on the internet.
The number is more than the number of credentials leaked in 2017. It reached 1.4 billion credentials.
The leaked credential data came from several platforms, such as Netflix, LinkedIn, Exploit.in, to Bitcoin. We can call this data leak as ‘Multiple Breach Compilation’.
Launched CyberNews, all of this data is currently archived and put in an encrypted. Password protected container in the hacking forum.
The leaked database includes a script named count_total.sh, which included in Compile Abuse 2017. This breach also includes two other scripts, query.sh, for querying email and sorter.sh for sorting data.
After running the count_total.sh script, which is a simple bash script for counting the total rows in each file and adding them together, we found that there were more than 3.27 billion email and password pairs.
COMB Email for Personal Data Leakage
Checker CyberNews Personal Data Leakage Checker has the largest database of accounts known to be compromised, helping users find out whether their data might have fallen into the hands of cybercriminals.
CyberNews suspects that the data is not a new breach, but a compilation of several violations. Just like Compilation Abuse 2017, COMB data organized alphabetically in a tree-like structure. It contains the same script for asking for email and password.
On the one hand, CyberNews said that all users can access https://cybernews.com/personal-data-leak-check/ to find out if their email is the wrong one in the leaked data.
At this time, it is unclear what previously leaked databases collected in this breach. The sample that CyberNews sees contains emails and passwords for domains from around the world.
BGR reported that one of the data found in the compilation was user data hacked in 2012 data on LinkedIn, which consisted of 117 million accounts, as well as Netflix login data that was stolen several years ago.
One opportunity for a hack is when someone uses the same login info on various services such as Netflix and Gmail. Hackers can use the data they have stolen to move on to more important accounts.
Anyone whose data is in the COMB collection could also be the target of a new wave of spear-phishing attempts, as well as an influx of spam email.