A little over two weeks have passed since we celebrated New Year without having to hear about a data breach in progress. The wait is finally over. In what’s being called the largest data breach literally ever, which in an era where data breaches are almost commonplace really means something, we have a breach that leaked almost 773 million records, including email addresses and some passwords. Published on the MEGA cloud service, the records were collected from a series of several separate data breaches and made public. MEGA ultimately took down the collection of records, but not before users copied the data on other social media and online storage networks.
Read more about the latest massive data breach which has exposed nearly 773 million emails on Gizmodo.