An operator at a free, public hosting service sent an unencrypted database with almost 42 million email address, passwords and partial credit cards to ‘HaveIBeenPwned’, causing a breach of this data.

They have not been able to trace the company or the operator yet because it was likely done as a ‘credential stuffing’ scam.

What is credential stuffing?

This is when hackers take the usernames and passwords from one site and attempt to use them on other websites, knowing that a lot of the same credentials are used for multiple sites.

What can you do?

Don’t use the same credentials for every site,

Change your password,

Set up two factor authentication,

Keep an eye on your bank accounts.

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