A Russian cyber criminal going by the name of “C0rpz” is believed to be the source of a massive trove of over one billion online credentials known as “Collection 1,” the firm Recorded Future reports.
Researchers say that four more collections of stolen passwords contain more than 2 billion records and hundreds of millions of unique passwords, according to reports.
Customers who use the Blur secure password manager by Abine may have had sensitive information leaked, according to a statement by Abine, the company that makes the product.
In this industry perspective, Thomas Hofmann, the Vice President of Intelligence at the firm Flashpoint* warns that the effects of data breaches can often be felt months or years after the actual incident, as stolen data bubbles up in underground marketplaces. He has three pieces of advice for companies that want to develop an incident response plan that mitigates the damage of breaches in the short term and over the long term.
Octoly, the Paris-based agency for online “influencers” apologized following the leak of sensitive and personally identifying information on 12,000 clients. But clients were furious they were not informed by the company first and researchers warn that those exposed could face increased risks of both online and offline harm.