The 10 Biggest Data Breaches Of 2016 (So Far)


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LinkedIn, MySpace

Within the space of two weeks in May, a hacker called Peace posted data on the dark web to sell, which allegedly included information on 167 million LinkedIn accounts and, in the following week, 360 million emails and passwords for MySpace users. The LinkedIn leak expands on the 6.5 million encrypted passwords that were posted after a LinkedIn breach in 2012. Motherboard first reported the data leaks. The credentials, which included user names, passwords and emails, were largely from former breaches, according to LeakedSource, a paid hacked data search engine.



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