If you often use Gmail, Netflix and LinkedIn, read this carefully. A huge online leak has exposed billions of logins. Hackers have recently posted more than three billion user credentials online as part of a massive data breach compilation of emails and passwords. This might be the biggest-ever compilation of hacked user credentials ever posted on the Internet before.
According to a report from BGR, this is a massive repository of individuals’ data that’s been posted online, but it’s not the result of a new hack or data breach. As per CyberNews, this so-called “Compilation of Many Breaches or COMB” may be the biggest-ever compilation of hacked user credentials ever posted online before.
Furthermore, contained herein is user data that comprised a 2012 data breach at LinkedIn, which involved 117 million accounts, as well as stolen Netflix login data that started showing up online, the report said.
According to CyberNews, Comb may be the largest ever collection of stolen login details ever shared online. Hackers who gain access to your email and password combinations could use them to breach your other accounts.
Hackers often use leaked credentials to scam people for cash using phishing emails and other forms of cyber attack. However, there’s an easy way to check whether Comb includes your login details.
Cybernews has created a free search tool where you can plug in your email address to find out whether you’re safe. If your credentials have been exposed, the site will tell you which data breach was responsible. Those affected are advised to change their passwords.