26 Million Records Leaked: The Post-Millennial Hack Raises Privacy Concerns


The data from the hack of The Post Millennial conservative news website has been added to Have I Been Pwned, which recently uncovered the information of 26,818,266 people whose data had been stolen. Human Events Media Group is a conservative Canadian media group that runs the American news platform ‘Human Events’ and The Post Millennial, a conservative Canadian online news magazine

It was reported earlier this month that both news platforms were hacked, leaving their sites’ front pages defaced with fake messages that claimed to have been written by Andy Ngo, The Post Millennial’s editor. 

During the data breach, which also affected the affiliated online news platform Human Events, the site’s front pages were defaced and sensitive data, including mailing lists and subscriber details, as well as the information about the writers and editors of the site, was stolen. It has been reported that the exposed data contains full names, email addresses, usernames, passwords, IP addresses, phone numbers, physical addresses, and genders of individuals who have been affected by the cyber-attack. 
This could present significant privacy and security risks. It is unclear why Troy Hunt, the founder of Have I Been Pwned, decided to add the leaked data to the service, despite the unknown origin of the leak. It has not been reported that The Post Millennial has released any public statements regarding the breach, nor has Human Events responded to a request for comment regarding the breach. 
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