The forum user named this stolen password collection RockYou Data Leak. This leak is like many other leaks.
The biggest password collection ever has been leaked online by a famous hacker forum. This forum has posted a 100GB text file online which contains a collection of about 8.4 billion passwords. All this data was obtained from previous leaks and hacking. According to the post’s author, this password leak involves 6-20 character passwords.
The author also said here that the text file he posted contains 82 billion passwords. It was tested by CyberNews. In such a situation, the correct number of passwords can be 10 times less. The user of the forum who has entered this password collection has named it Rockyou2021. Let us tell you that the RockYou data leak happened in the year 2009.
During that time cybercriminals attacked the server of a company that made widgets. This company used to do this work for the users of MySpace Pages. During that time 32 million passwords were acquired in plain text.
The forum user named this stolen password collection RockYou Data Leak. This leak is like many other leaks. Where before the COMB data breach was the highest. During that time 3.2 billion passwords were leaked. Let us tell you that here RockYou2021 is also big because it includes data from many leaks. That is, it has been prepared by combining many databases. In such a situation, one thing has become clear that this forum was collecting passwords for the last several years.
Since there are only 4.7 billion people online, the RockYou2021 compilation potentially contains almost twice as many passwords as the entire global population. For this reason, users should check CyberNews’s Personal Data Leak Checker as well as the news outlet’s Leak Password Checker to see if any of their passwords are included in RockYou2021. If this happens then you should immediately change the password of all your accounts with the help of your password manager and keep a different strong password for online accounts.
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