New 773m email address and password hacked

Email addresses hacked

 

According to popular media there has been another batch of 773 million email addresses and 21 million passwords found on a hacking forum and around 140 million of the addresses may have been recently hacked as they have not been seen before.

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Comment (5)

  • naomi stambaugh| 25 January, 2019

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  • EmileBig| 19 January, 2019

    Hello. This is really scary stuff. It seems like an awful lot of passwords and email addresses, where di they get them from?