The name ‘Collection #1’ comes from the name of the root folder.
Someone has collected a huge trove of data through credential stuffing, the ‘Collection #1’ archive is a set of email addresses and passwords
According to Hunt, there are 1,160,253,228 unique combinations of email addresses and passwords, while the unique email addresses
The data was posted on file-sharing service MEGA and also on an unnamed popular hacking forum, it includes more than 12,000 files for a total size of 87 gigabytes.
Hunt pointed out that approximately 140 million email accounts and some 10.6 million passwords are not part of known past data breaches.
“The unique email addresses
The post on the hacking forum referenced “a collection of 2000+
Users can check if their credentials are included in the Collection #1 dump by visiting the HIBP website.
“As of now, all 21,222,975 passwords from Collection #1 have been added to Pwned Passwords bringing the total number of unique values in the list to
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(SecurityAffairs – Collection #1, data leak)