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- World’s Biggest Cyber Attack-360 Million email accounts credentials, 1.25 billion email addresses
Posted by : Sarsti Saini Wednesday, 5 March 2014
Do you know?-More than 360 Million accounts credentials and around 1.25 billion email addresses are put up on sale on the online Black Market by Hackers worldwide.
This is the world’s biggest cyber attack ever.
A company in London named ‘Hold Security’ researched and found this huge size of data .
Only one of the hacker attack stole more than 105 million records, which is a single largest data breach in the history.
“These credentials can be stolen directly from your company but also from services in which you and your employees entrust data. In October 2013, Hold Security identified the biggest ever public disclosure of 153 million stolen credentials from Adobe Systems. One month later we identified another large breach of 42 million credentials from Cupid Media,” the firm said.
The firm took three weeks to collect the data. Firm tracked over 300 million abused credentials that were not disclosed publicly (that is over 450 million credentials if one counts the Adobe find).
“But this month we exceeded all expectations. In the first three weeks of February we identified nearly 360 million stolen and abused credentials and 1.25 billion records containing only email addresses. These mind boggling numbers are not meant to scare you and they are a product of multiple breaches which we are independently investigating. This is a call to action,” it added.
“The sheer volume is overwhelming,” said Alix Holden, chief information security officer of Hold Security.
Email addresses include all the major providers like Google, Microsoft and Yahoo. Many non-profit organizations and all Fortune companies had been affected.
This is the biggest data breach after the Adobe one.
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