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620 Million Account Details For Sale On Dark Web

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Following the news that 620 million stolen account details from 16 hacked sites have been posted for sale on the dark web today, IT experts commented below.

Jake Moore, Cyber Security Specialist at ESET UK:

“This is typical of what happens once there is a large breach of passwords. After we saw “Collection #1-5” released in the wild last month, this news is sadly inevitable. However, the value of this database is massively reduced once all the users’ passwords are changed as the details cannot be used by anyone wishing to purchase the list.

So, if you’ve owned an account with a password over the last 10 years and you haven’t changed the password in the last 12 months, I would suggest you change it and add two factor authentication right now. Then you can relax in thinking that at least those hackers purchasing your data have wasted their money.”

Ed Macnair, CEO at CensorNet:

“It is now uncomfortably commonplace for hackers to be openly selling data they have harvested online....(continued)

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