Troy Hunt: Unveiled crores of Email ID hacking

Troy Hunt

Australian cyber security researcher Troy Hunt revealed that he found 772,904,991 unique email addresses. Addresses stored in 12 thousand different files. This data was more than 87GB size. They uploaded it to their website. Have I Been Pawned? So, you can find out if your email ID hacked or not.

Along with this, Australian cyber-security researcher who probably uncovered the biggest email ID hacking so far. In addition, 77 million email IDs and passwords uploaded on a file-sharing website. Therefore, this affected the email id of users from all over the world including India, but not India.

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Let’s tell you that Troy Hunt created Have I Been Pawned which can be seen that email ID is not hacked. Troy is a cyber-security researcher. He is also included in Microsoft’s Most Valuable Professional. Hence, you can also check whether your email id and password are leaked or not by locating the pawed.

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 Generally speaking, the email ID and password of millions of people uploaded on a file sharing website. From where can anyone download it and misuse it?

Question 1. How did this hacking happen? Who is responsible for this?

Hunt- This is not alone casual. These are different incidents that have been running for many years and have been collected in a single collection of ID and password.

Question 2.Who can do that? Any Hacker Group?

Hunt – it’s not clear right now. But millions of email IDs and passwords have been prepared by several groups. There cannot one’s hand in it.

Question 3. If someone is affected by this hacking, then what should he do?

Hunt – Definitely they need to use a strong password for all their accounts. If you want, a password manager like 1Password can use.

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