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Researcher Publishes 10 Million Usernames and Passwords from Data Breaches

Researcher Publishes 10 Million Usernames and Passwords from Data Breaches

February 10, 2015Swati Khandelwal
A security researcher has publicly released a set of 10 Million usernames and passwords, which he collected from multiple data breaches over the last decade for the purpose of his research. These 10 million usernames and passwords are collective of leaked database dumps those were already available publicly on the Internet. However, Mark Burnett, a well-known security consultant who has developed a specialty collecting and researching passwords leaked online, marked his decision to publish the password dump as legally risky, but necessary to help security researchers. WHY IS THE RESEARCHER WILLING TO SHARE PASSWORDS ? The researcher says the released set of passwords and usernames is like a sample data, which is important for other researchers to analyze and provide great insight into user behavior and is valuable for encouraging password security . Also, the researcher was frequently receiving lots of requests from students and other security researchers to submit a copy
Hacker hacked into Adobe servers and dump data of 150000 users

Hacker hacked into Adobe servers and dump data of 150000 users

November 14, 2012Anonymous
This morning I received the news of new attacks against Adobe, an Egyptian Hacker named ViruS_HimA hacked into Adobe servers and leaked private data. The hacker claims to have violated Adobe servers gaining full access and dumping the entire database with more of 150,000 emails and hashed passwords of Adobe employees and customers/partner of the firm such as US Military, USAF, Google, Nasa DHL and many other companies. The leaked file contains a list of for each account the following information: Firstname Lastname Title Phone Email Company Username Password hash The hacker declare that his intent was far from to destroy the business of the company, that's why he posted data leaked related only to Adobe, and belonging the domains "*.mil" and ".gov". Which is the motivation of the attack? The attack hasn't a politic motivation, ViruS_HimA desire to demonstrate that despite Adobe is one of the most important company in IT l
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