‘Mind Boggling’ Trove Of 1.25bn Emails Discovered For Sale On Online Black Market

A “mind boggling” cache of personal data has been discovered for sale on the online black market. The trove included credentials from more than 360 million accounts and around 1.25 billion email addresses.

The discovery was made by cybersecurity firm Hold Security LLC, who say that they obtained the data over the past three weeks and noted that the records had been stolen in separate attacks.

One of these attacks reportedly yielded some 105 million records, making it the single largest data breach in cybercrime history.

“The sheer volume is overwhelming,” said Alix Holden, chief information security officer of Hold Security.

Hold Security says that the email addresses came from all major providers including Google, Microsoft and Yahoo, and that many non-profit organizations and “almost all” Fortune 500 companies had been affected.

via ‘Mind boggling’ trove of 1.25bn emails discovered for sale on online black market – Gadgets & Tech – Life & Style – The Independent.

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