Spambot Contains ‘Mind-Boggling’ Amount of Email, SMTP Credentials

August 31, 2017


Researchers have managed to penetrate a spam bot and uncover a massive list of 711 million records that includes email addresses, email and password combinations (some in cleartext), and SMTP credentials and configuration files.

Troy Hunt who runs the Have I Been Pwned service called it a “mind-boggling amount of data.”

“Just for a sense of scale, that’s almost one address for every single man, woman and child in all of Europe,” Hunt wrote in an analysis of the data.

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