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
The total amount of credentials (usernames/clear text password pairs) is
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
to allow fast searches.
How can I contact GP?
By email firstname.lastname@example.org Or through Twitter https://twitter.com/GhostProjectME .
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
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