Largest collection of breached data ever seen is found

The largest collection of breached data ever seen has been discovered, comprising of more than 770m email addresses and passwords posted to a popular hacking forum in mid-December.

The 87GB data dump was discovered by security researcher Troy Hunt, who runs the Have I Been Pwned breach-notification service. Hunt, who called the upload “Collection #1”, said it is probably “made up of many different individual data breaches from literally thousands of different sources”, rather than representing a single hack of a very large service.

Still, the work to piece together previous breaches has resulted in a huge collection. “In total, there are 1,160,253,228 unique combinations of email addresses and passwords,” Hunt writes, and “21,222,975 unique passwords”. While most of the email addresses have appeared in previous breaches discovered being shared amongst hackers, like the 360m MySpace accounts hacked in 2008 or the 164m LinkedIn accounts hacked in 2016, the researcher says “there’s somewhere in the order of 140m email addresses in this breach that HIBP has never seen before.” Those email addresses could come from one large unreported data breach, many smaller ones, or a combination of both.

Security experts say the discovery of Collection #1 underscores the need for consumers to use password managers, like 1Password or LastPass, to store a random, unique password for every service they use. “It is quite a feat not to have had an email address or other personal information breached over the last decade,” says Jake Moore, a cybersecurity expert at ESET UK.

“If you’re one of those people who think it won’t happen to you, then it probably already has. Password-managing applications are now widely accepted, and they are much easier to integrate into other platforms than before. Plus, they help you generate a completely random password for all of your different sites and apps. And if you’re questioning the security of a password manager, they are incredibly safer to use than reusing the same three passwords for all your sites.”

Hunt warns that the primary use for such a dataset is “credential stuffing” attacks, which take advantage of precisely the sort of password reuse that password managers exist to prevent. “People take lists like these that contain our email addresses and passwords then they attempt to see where else they work.

“The success of this approach is predicated on the fact that people reuse the same credentials on multiple services. Perhaps your personal data is on this list because you signed up to a forum many years ago you’ve long since forgotten about, but because its subsequently been breached and you’ve been using that same password all over the place, you’ve got a serious problem.”

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Store of 770m email addresses and passwords discovered after being posted to a hacking forum

Close up of silhouetted male hand typing on laptop keyboardSource: Alex Hern

The largest collection of breached data ever seen has been discovered, comprising of more than 770m email addresses and passwords posted to a popular hacking forum in mid-December.

The 87GB data dump was discovered by security researcher Troy Hunt, who runs the Have I Been Pwned breach-notification service. Hunt, who called the upload “Collection #1”, said it is probably “made up of many different individual data breaches from literally thousands of different sources”, rather than representing a single hack of a very large service.

Still, the work to piece together previous breaches has resulted in a huge collection. “In total, there are 1,160,253,228 unique combinations of email addresses and passwords,” Hunt writes, and “21,222,975 unique passwords”. While most of the email addresses have appeared in previous breaches discovered being shared amongst hackers…

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Cobra and Benjamin Fulford 1-18-19… “Return of Light Meditation Final Update” and “Mass Meditation on January 21”

Just providing the links and a couple short quotes from each. The word is indeed getting around and “out there”, as well as “in here”! So I’m quite sure that more and more are feeling drawn to participate in this planetary event. The only message I have to add about this is, if drawn to participate, participate in Joy and with Lightness within.

Here are this blog’s posts about it, for those who wish to check it out: Post1 Post2 Post3

Return of Light Meditation Final Update

” We are creating a huge momentum and there is a very real possibility that we will reach the critical mass. Many people are supporting our meditation… What we are creating is so huge, it has been never done before! Let’s do this!

“The video which shows how to do the Goddess Vortex part of the activation correctly, is available here…”

Mass Meditation on January 21

“Dear Ben: The war against the cabal will lead us either to survival or ruin, and therefore we have to fight on all fronts. That is why I invite you and your readers to participate in the RETURN OF LIGHT mass meditation on January 21st at 12:11 AM EST in New York.

“There are occult reasons behind Cabal’s rituals, and now we have an opportunity to anchor more positive energy onto the surface of this planet by participating in this meditation.”

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Just providing the links and a couple short quotes from each. The word is indeed getting around and “out there”, as well as “in here”! So I’m quite sure that more and more are feeling drawn to participate in this planetary event. The only message I have to add about this is, if drawn to participate, participate in Joy and with Lightness within.

Here are this blog’s posts about it, for those who wish to check it out: Post1Post2Post3

Return of Light Meditation Final Update

” We are creating a huge momentum and there is a very real possibility that we will reach the critical mass. Many people are supporting our meditation… What we are creating is so huge, it has been never done before! Let’s do this!

“The video which shows how to do the Goddess Vortex part of the activation correctly, is available here…”

Mass…

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USA: Nancy Pelosi Elected as Speaker of House While Two Women In Congress Are Sworn in on the Quran

Coercion Code - "Dark Times are upon us"

Nancy Pelosi elected as Speaker of diverse US House of ...


California Democrat Nancy Pelosi has again been elected as Speaker – the third most powerful role in Washington – in the US House of Representatives.

She reclaimed the gavel after the most diverse class of lawmakers were sworn in and as Democrats took control of the House after mid-term elections gains.

As outlined on Wikipedia, in mid-November 2006 it was reported that Keith Ellison, the first Muslim ever elected to the United States Congress (as a representative for Minnesota‘s 5th congressional district), would take his oath of office with his hand on the Qur’an.[1][2]

In reaction to the news, conservativemedia pundit Dennis Prager criticized the decision in his November 28, 2006, column titled “America, not Keith Ellison, decides what book a Congressman takes his oath on.”[3]

The column attracted national attention from supporters of both Ellison and Prager. Presented with the fact…

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The Lion King: The Circle of The Tree of Life

The Lion King: The Circle of The Tree of Life

ATTLAS IN FORMATION

“You have forgotten who you are, and so have forgotten me.” – Mufasa, The Lion King

As far as modern fairy tales go, there are few more poignant and powerful in their stark symbolism than Disney’s The Lion King. This may be because its plot is loosely based on that of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, but regardless of what sources its creators drew inspiration from, the fact remains that The Lion King is a beautiful and powerful contemporary embodiment of timeless and universal Truths which transcend time, culture, religions, etc.

As usual, the expression of these timeless Truths is not as simple as watching the movie and taking from it literal and superficial themes of governance, environmental stewardship, loyalty, responsibility of the individual, family, etc. But the most powerful—and perhaps the most problematic—is the theme, “The Circle of Life.” If interpreted simply as presented in the film, it can easily feed our…

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To Herd or Not to Herd

To Herd or Not to Herd

ATTLAS IN FORMATION

For the Sake of the Master The Humble Shepherd, Hidden Master, Warrior Monk, Noble Samurai… How do we relate to them and to the Archetype of the Magician?

It’s a Dog Eat Dog World

The sheep dog, the Border collie, Australian shepherd, Hungarian Puli…these are the breeds of herding dogs. And if you ever speak to someone who has owned such a breed, they will tell you that left to their own devices these dogs will herd anything. Stuffed animals, guests at a dinner party. A herding dog’s instinct is so strong, that if it sees its environment in disarray it feels uncomfortable, anxious:

“Something’s just not right…I have to bring order to this chaos…these people are all over the place!” Actually, that’s a little sophisticated for a dog. “I’ll put things right…I’ll sort it out…I’ll set ‘em straight!” That’s more like it.

These types of dogs somehow just cannot just relax and…

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