Hold Security identifies the largest recorded cache of stolen data

Hacker group purchased sensitive information before moving to more aggressive collection strategies

The pervasive message from cyber-security experts has always been that it’s not matter of if you’ll be hacked, but rather, a matter of when. A direct illustration of that point was revealed early this week, with Hold Security’s August 5 announcement indicating that as many as a 1.2 billion unique credentials may have been compromised by Russian hackers over the past year. This is the largest data compromise ever recorded.

Hold’s research indicates that the compromised data was the work of a single Russian hacking organization, and that it is currently in possession of the world’s largest cache of stolen data. The results were found through Hold’s Deep Web Monitoring practice and their Credential Integrity Services. The company has dubbed the unnamed gang the CyberVors.

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Chris DiMarco

Chris DiMarco, Executive Editor of InsideCounsel magazine, has a background in multimedia production with previous involvement in projects in which he developed and created content...

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