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Data collectors expose extent of past data breaches


12 Sep, 2016 12:08 pm

Major data breaches often make headlines, but are often forgotten about when they become yesterday's news. As a way to allow security experts to analyse past data leaks, anonymous users have gathered and stored databases with millions of records made available for easy online access.


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These data repositories serve as a "big part of the reason why, week after week, the full scale of past hacks is gradually beginning to surface," according to a report.

Leakbase, for example, has made over 68 million passwords and hashtags available belonging to users from a 2012 Dropbox breach. That data, if in the wrong hands, can also still be used for illicit purposes, such as spam attacks.
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The emergence of accessible databases of past breaches can serve as a teaching tool about the extent of largescale data leaks.
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