comscore Over 700 million email IDs, 21 million passwords hacked in latest security breach: Here’s how to check if your data is safe
News

Over 700 million email IDs, 21 million passwords hacked in latest security breach: Here’s how to check if your data is safe

You can even check if your email ID and password has been hacked or not by just heading to HIBP website.

  • Published: January 17, 2019 6:49 PM IST
Indian websites hacked

एक रिपोर्ट से पता चला है कि इस साल नवंबर तक 15,779 इंडियन वेबसाइट्स को हैकिंग का सामना करना पड़ा है। संसद भवन में इस बात की जानकारी दी गई है। यह आंकड़ा इस साल जनवरी से नवंबर के बीच का है।


While 2018 had seen big digital security breaches where the personal data of millions of people around the world was compromised, 2019 seems to be on the same path. A major data leak has been discovered by researcher TroyHunt. It seems to be one of the biggest data breaches since 2013, when around three billion Yahoo accounts were affected. The cited source asserted that database of 773 million email IDs and 21 million passwords have been leaked, which TroyHunt calls as ‘Collection #1.’ Also Read - PUBG Mobile: Grandson uses Rs 2.3 lakh for in-game purchases

It is basically “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,” the report stated. The report asserts that several users reported the issue to them and directed towards “a large collection of files on the popular cloud service, MEGA (the data has since been removed from the service).” The collection totaled around 12,000 with 87GB of data. “However, what I can say is that my own personal data is in there and it’s accurate; right email address and a password I used many years ago,” the report confirmed. Also Read - WhatsApp denies leaking mobile number of users in plaintext

Watch: OnePlus 6 Marvel Avengers Edition First Look

Additionally, you can even check if your email ID and password has been hacked or not by just heading to ‘Haveibeenpwned.com‘ aka HIBP website. If you are on the list of hacker and the website displays – Oh no — pwned! – then users are advised to change their passwords as soon as possible. If the website shows – ‘Good news – no pwnage found!’ – then your data is safe and you don’t need to worry about it. Also Read - BGR India data breach: No user data compromised

For the latest tech news across the world, latest PC and Mobile games, tips & tricks, top-notch gadget reviews of most exciting releases follow BGR India’s Facebook, Twitter, subscribe our YouTube Channel.
  • Published Date: January 17, 2019 6:49 PM IST



new arrivals in india

OnePlus 8T
OnePlus 8T

42,999

Samsung Galaxy F41
Samsung Galaxy F41

15,499

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max

1,29,900

Apple iPhone 12 Pro
Apple iPhone 12 Pro

1,19,900

Apple iPhone 12 Mini
Apple iPhone 12 Mini

69,900

Apple iPhone 12
Apple iPhone 12

79,900

Poco X3
Poco X3

16,999

Realme Narzo 20A
Realme Narzo 20A

8,499

Realme Narzo 20
Realme Narzo 20

10,499

Realme Narzo 20 Pro
Realme Narzo 20 Pro

14,999

Oppo F17
Oppo F17

17,990

Samsung Galaxy M51
Samsung Galaxy M51

24,999

Poco M2
Poco M2

10,999

Oppo F17 Pro
Oppo F17 Pro

22,990

Realme 7 Pro
Realme 7 Pro

19,999

Realme 7
Realme 7

14,999

Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Xiaomi Redmi 9A

6,799

Vivo Y20
Vivo Y20

12,990

Xiaomi Redmi 9
Xiaomi Redmi 9

8,999

Nokia 5.3
Nokia 5.3

13,999

Motorola Moto G9
Motorola Moto G9

11,499

Realme C15
Realme C15

9,999

Realme C12
Realme C12

8,999

Samsung Galaxy Note 20
Samsung Galaxy Note 20

77,999

Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime
Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime

9,999

Oppo Reno4 Pro
Oppo Reno4 Pro

34,990

Samsung Galaxy M01 Core
Samsung Galaxy M01 Core

5,499

Realme 6i
Realme 6i

12,999

Asus Rog Phone 3
Asus Rog Phone 3

49,999

OnePlus Nord
OnePlus Nord

24,999

Infinix Smart 4 Plus
Infinix Smart 4 Plus

7,999

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9

11,999

Samsung Galaxy M01s
Samsung Galaxy M01s

9,999

Vivo X50 Pro 5G
Vivo X50 Pro 5G

49,990

Vivo X50 5G
Vivo X50 5G

34,990

Realme C11
Realme C11

7,499

Poco M2 Pro
Poco M2 Pro

13,999

Realme X3
Realme X3

24,999

Realme X3 SuperZoom
Realme X3 SuperZoom

27,999

Tecno Spark Power 2
Tecno Spark Power 2

9,999

Oppo A12
Oppo A12

9,990

Oppo A52
Oppo A52

16,990

Samsung Galaxy A21s
Samsung Galaxy A21s

15,999

Oppo Find X2
Oppo Find X2

64,990

Motorola One Fusion Plus
Motorola One Fusion Plus

17,499

Samsung Galaxy A31
Samsung Galaxy A31

20,999

Samsung Galaxy M01
Samsung Galaxy M01

8,999

Samsung Galaxy M11
Samsung Galaxy M11

10,999

Infinix Hot 9 Pro
Infinix Hot 9 Pro

9,999

LG Velvet
LG Velvet

Price Not Available

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite

Price Not Available

Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple iPhone SE 2020

42,500

Honor 30 Pro
Honor 30 Pro

Price Not Available

Honor 30
Honor 30

Price Not Available

OnePlus 8
OnePlus 8

44,999

OnePlus 8 Pro
OnePlus 8 Pro

54,999

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro

13,999

Motorola Moto E4
Motorola Moto E4

8,999

Samsung Galaxy On Max
Samsung Galaxy On Max

9,775

nubia N2
nubia N2

15,999

Karbonn K9 Kavach 4G
Karbonn K9 Kavach 4G

5,290

Motorola Moto C Plus
Motorola Moto C Plus

6,999

Best Sellers