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 remove myself?
If you want to remove any personal information from this search platform please use twitter @GhostProjectME Message and include full name, address, zip code, email address, and the leak you were found in.
If anything is missing from this, your request will be ignored because we won't be able to verify your identity or even find your records.
Requests will be processed in 10-15 days after we receive it due to volume and manual verification requirements but it may be sooner.
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