A database featuring a whopping 773 million emails has popped up online, and they’re paired with passwords. So, if you weren’t pwned yesterday, there’s a pretty good chance you are today.
News of the breach was broken by security researcher Troy Hunt, who runs the breach-tracking site Have I Been Pwned. According to Hunt, the stolen data appeared about a week ago on the cloud storage service Mega. The data (inside a folder called “Collection 1”) totaled about 87GB across more than 12,000 files. Some of the data was a bit messy, but Hunt managed to process it to get a handle on the scale of the breach.
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