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Italian email provider Email.it hacked, data of 600k users available for sale

The Italian email provider Email.it has been hacked, the company admitted the incident while a hacker group named NN Hacking Group is offering the stolen data for sale on the dark web.

The group shared a series of snapshots on the dump on Twitter claiming that the hack is dated back January 2018, the hacker group also claimed that since then the email provider is still storing users’ passwords in plain text.

If confirmed, the situation is very serious because the email provider has never disclosed a data breach even if it was obliged by the European privacy legislation GDPR. I have an active account with Email.it and I still haven’t received any data breach notice from the provider.

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