Mega Leak Of 2.2 Billion Records

Feb 1, 2019 — Ryan Wilk comments on a latest breach where hackers are passing around a vast database of 2.2 billion unique names and passwords skimmed from some of the biggest data breaches like Dropbox and LinkedIn.

“This latest dump of names and passwords reveals the enormity of the exposure of personal information worldwide and how cheap or free personal information has become as hackers try to race to squeeze the last value out of it. New technologies that don’t rely on passwords, like behavioral analytics and passive biometrics, are thwarting fraudsters who are increasingly failing at their account takeover attempts. These new authentication platforms are devaluing this type of personal information removing stolen credentials from the equation.”

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