Data stolen from these 26 companies are being sold on an infamous blackhat forum.
These websites include some notable ones such as Sitepoint.com. However, it is worth noting that the data breaches of 21 of these websites are already known and only 7 of them are new ones. The forum also has an option for reviewing samples of data to be bought.
On the other hand, it is important to recognize that the data involved is huge and is estimated to number over 368 million users records endangering a lot of people.
In the compromised databases various encryption methods were used such as MD5 and SHA512 while some were in plaintext or had no password. Emphasis on data security is one of the main fields that should always be on high priority.
NPAV recommends users to signup for only those websites which ensure that their data is kept safe with them. Websites must use various trusted and secure encryption methods to store information in their databases.
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