Hackers Leak 10 Billion Passwords How Users Should Respond


Several months ago, security researchers discovered the world’s largest collection of stolen passwords and credentials had been uploaded to an infamous criminal marketplace where cybercriminals would trade such credentials for a considerable amount of money. A hacker known as ‘ObamaCare’ has posted a database which, according to the hacker, contains nearly 10 billion unique passwords built over many years as a result of numerous data breaches and hacks he has been spreading across the web for several years. 
‘ObamaCare’, a user identified as ‘ObamaCare’, posted on a popular hacking forum on Thursday a collection of leaked passwords known as ‘RockYou2024’. In the past, ‘ObamaCare’ has outsourced stolen data on the internet several times and it is not the first time they have done so. According to the report, the user had previously shared a database of Simmons & Simmons employees, a lead from the online casino AskGamblers, and applications from Rowan College in New Jersey before taking down the reports. 
The researchers at CyberNews have reported that on July 4, 2014, a hacker using the handle “ObamaCare” posted a file on a hacking forum that contained 9,948,575,739 unique plaintext passwords. The password dump that was recently found on the web is a more recent version of the “RockYou2021” data leak collection that surfaced in June 2021. 
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