737 Unique Email Ids 21 million Passwords Reportedly Leaked in Massive Breach

In In what could be the biggest data breach in recent what could be the biggest data breach in recent years, a whopping 773 million unique email IDs and 21 million unique passwords have been leaked, a researcher said on Thursday. The leaked files, however, do not include information such as credit card details.

According to web security researcher Troy Hunt, this data leak is part of "Collection #1" which is a set of email addresses and passwords totaling 2,692,818,238 rows. "It's made up of many different individual data breaches from literally thousands of different sources", Hunt posted on his website troyhunt.com on the day.

"In total, there are 1,160,253,228 unique combinations of email addresses and passwords. The unique email addresses totalled 772,904,991", Hunt added.

Those interested in knowing whether they were affected can head to Hunt's website "Have I been Pwned", enter their email ID and find out if their account was impacted

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