Cyber security researchers have uncovered what is now considered the largest-ever data leak, exposing over 26 billion personal records. Sensitive information from major platforms like X (Twitter), Dropbox, and LinkedIn has been compromised on an unsecured web instance.
The leaked dataset poses an extreme risk, serving as a potential catalyst for a range of cyber-crimes. Individuals are urged to be cautious and take immediate action to protect their personal information.
The Team at TenIntelligence are analysing this exposure and will be contacting our Clients to ensure work and personal emails are checked. We will also be digging deeper into the data leak and bringing readers further insights on how to limit your exposure.
- Discovered by Bob Dyachenko and Cybernews researchers on an unsecured web instance.
- 26 billion personal records exposed, making it the largest data breach on record.
- Affected sites include X (formally known as Twitter), Dropbox, LinkedIn, Tencent’s QQ, Weibo, MySpace, and government organizations.
- Cyber security experts warn of potential identity theft, phishing, cyberattacks, and unauthorized access.
- Change passwords promptly, especially if concerned about personal data exposure.
- Avoid using identical passwords across multiple accounts.
- Enable two-factor authentication for enhanced security.
This data breach demands swift action to secure personal information. Individuals should stay vigilant, update passwords, and leverage available tools to bolster online security.
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