More than 700 million email addresses leaked in huge data breach

September 4, 2017


A spambot has leaked more than 700 million email addresses and passwords publicly in a huge data breach.

The data dump occurred thanks to a misconfigured spambot, dubbed ‘Onliner’, and was discovered by a Paris-based security researcher known as Benkow.

Troy Hunt, an Australian computer security expert, who runs the breach website, Have I Been Pwned (HIBP), said in a blog post “the one I’m writing about today is 711m records, which makes it the largest single set of data I’ve ever loaded into HIBP.”

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