The large collection of files on the MEGA cloud service that exposed nearly 773 million unique emails and 21 million unique passwords and was posted on a hacking forum, came from a number of breaches and sources, according to security researcher Troy Hunt, who dubbed the breach “Collection 1.”
Hunt, who cleaned up the data and included it on his Have I Been Pwned site, notes it has since been removed from MEGA.
"Yet again, we are seeing a breach of proportions that were unimaginable only a few years ago," said Stan Lowe, Zscaler’s Global CISO. "We are becoming immune to such incidents, accepting that this kind of thing is now part of our daily lives, and there is where the danger lies.”
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