An internet security firm has been stumbled upon Godzilla-sized cache of personal data put up for sale on the online black market by hackers.
The hacker stole over 105 million records making it the single largest data breach in cyber crime history.
This attack included credentials from more than 360 million accounts and 1.25 billion email addresses.
The discovery was made by cyber security firm Hold Security. These credentials can be stolen directly from your company and from services in which you and your employees commit data too. In October 2013 Hold Security identified the biggest ever public disclosure of 153 million stolen credentials from Adobe Systems. One month later we identified another large breach of 42 million credentials from Cupid Media the firm said.
The company first traced over 300 million credentials were stolen that were not disclosed publicly in the past three weeks.
But this month we overshooted all the beliefs. In the first three weeks of February we recognized nearly 360 million stolen credentials and 1.25 billion records containing only e-mail addresses. These startling numbers are not meant to panic you.
Hold Security said that the e-mail addresses came from Google, Microsoft and Yahoo and almost all Fortune 500 companies was affected by this breach or attack.
This happened just months after details of 2.9 million people across the globe were stolen in a huge cyber attack on Adobe.