It’s big! 1.4 Billion Clear Text Credentials Discovered in a Single Database?

  • The 41GB dump was found on 5th December 2017 in an underground community forum. .
  • The database was recently updated with the last set of data inserted on 11/29/2017. The total amount of credentials (usernames/clear text password pairs) is 1,400,553,869.
  • There is not indication of the author of the database and tools, although Bitcoin and Dogecoin wallets are included for donation.
  • The data are structured in an alphabetic directory tree fragmented in 1,981 pieces to allow fast searches.

How can I contact GP?

  • By email Or through Twitter .

How do I Protect my self?

  • To protect yourself, you are strongly advised to stop reusing passwords across multiple sites and always keep strong and complex passwords for your various online accounts.
  • If possible use programs like KeePass or two-factor authentication to generate strong password and change them at least once a year.
  • You are free to read this documentary "Take Control of Your Passwords" By Joe Kissell HERE