Collections #2-5 unearthed with 2.2 billion unique records now exposed online

Researchers have established that more than 600GB of personal information is circulating online after finding a monster cache of four additional ‘Collection’ folders.

The Collection #1 leak discovered earlier this month was considered one of the largest leakages of personal data in history, with more than 773 million unique email addresses, and 22 million passwords, found circulating on hacking forums online.

But the scale of this leak has expanded dramatically after researchers with German firm Heise Security uncovered folders named ‘Collections #2 to #5’, containing swathes of personal data that were harvested from historic data beaches.

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Source: ITPro

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