15K Billion Compromised Credentials Available for Sale on Hacker Forums


Jessica Davis

There are currently 15 billion compromised credentials and passwords for sale on hacker forums, stolen from more than 100,000 separate data breaches in the last two years, according to a new report from Digital Shadows. Five billion of these are unique credentials sets, without repeated data.

The number of stolen credentials for sale on the dark web have increased by a whopping 300 percent since 2018. The concern is that the average user employs 191 services that require usernames and passwords, and many reuse passwords across both personal and business accounts.

The insights follow recent reports from the Department of Homeland Security on...

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