“The mother of all breaches”: 26 billion records found online

Security researchers have discovered billions of exposed records online, calling it the “mother of all breaches”. However, the dataset doesn’t seem to be from one single data breach, but more a compilation of multiple breaches.

These sets are often created by data enrichment companies. Data enrichment is the process of combining first party data from internal sources with disparate data from other internal systems or third party data from external sources. Enriched data is a valuable asset for any organization because it becomes more useful and insightful.

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Source: Malwarebytes Labs