The Hacker News announced in April 2021, a staggering 3.2 Billion passwords linked to 2.18 Billion unique email addresses were now available all over the internet. The findings come from an analysis of a massive 100GB data set called “COMB21”, a compilation of Many Breaches that was published for free in an online cybercrime forum in February 2021.
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The passwords have been acquired through a number of different techniques that resulted in the breach, including obtaining the information through phishing attacks and listening to insecure connections.
From ‘The Hacker News’
The top 10 U.S. government domains affected by the leak are as follows:
- State Department – state.gov (29,144)
- Veterans Affairs Department – va.gov (28,937)
- Department of Homeland Security – dhs.gov (21,575)
- National Aeronautics and Space Administration – nasa.gov (15,665)
- Internal Revenue Service – irs.gov (10,480)
- Center for Disease Control and Prevention – cdc.gov (8,904)
- Department of Justice – usdoj.gov (8,857)
- Social Security Administration – ssa.gov (8,747)
- U.S. Postal Service – usps.gov (8,205), and
- Environmental Protection Agency – epa.gov (7,986)
So many people have the same password for all their accounts, which is not ideal but most of these passwords are relatively simple for a hacker to crack. Therefore having a strong password is a must for all your accounts, don’t worry about remembering them as most browsers have built in Password Managers to help you autofill. However when you are not using your usual laptop or would prefer not to save your passwords in a browser password manager, using ‘My Password Book’ will help keep your details safe.