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995 Crore Passwords in Biggest Data Breach

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A hacker, who goes by the name “ObamaCare”, has leaked 995 crore passwords, as per Forbes.  The information was released under a dataset named Rockyou2024 on Thursday, the report added.

As per researchers, it is considered the largest password data breach of all time.

“In its essence, the RockYou2024 leak is a compilation of real-world passwords used by individuals all over the world. Revealing that many passwords for threat actors substantially heightens the risk of credential stuffing attacks,” researchers at cybernews said.

“Threat actors could exploit the RockYou2024 password compilation to conduct brute-force attacks and gain unauthorised access to various online accounts used by individuals who employ passwords included in the dataset,” they added.

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