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Cybercrime, the UK NCA discovered more than 225 million stolen passwords

The UK NCA discovered more than 225 million stolen passwords. The NCCU team coordinated the analysis with the cybersecurity expert and founder of the Have I Been Pwned (HIBP) platform, Troy Hunt

The UK National Crime Agency (NCA) discovered more than 225 million stolen passwords online. It has been announced by the cybersecurity expert Troy Hunt, creator of the Have I Been Pwned (HIBP) platform. According to the NCA, the National Cybercrime Unit (NCCU)’s [email protected] team “were able to identify a huge amount of potentially compromised credentials (emails and associated passwords) in a compromised cloud storage facility. Through analysis, it became clear that these credentials were an accumulation of breached datasets known and unknown. The fact that they had been placed on a UK business’s cloud storage facility by unknown criminal actors meant the credentials now existed in the public domain. The NCCU engaged with Troy Hunt and conducted a comparison of the compromised data against the HIBP password repository to identify any previously unseen passwords now in the public domain. As a result, over 225 million compromised passwords were provided by the NCA to HIBP for incorporation into their password repository.”

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