26 billion records in the "Mother of All Breaches"

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"The MOAB contains 26 billion records over 3,800 folders, with each folder corresponding to a separate data breach"

"Researchers believe that the owner of the MOAB has a vested interest in storing large amounts of data and, therefore, could be a malicious actor, data broker, or some service that works with large amounts of data. 'The dataset is extremely dangerous as threat actors could leverage the aggregated data for a wide range of attacks, including identity theft, sophisticated phishing schemes, targeted cyberattacks, and unauthorized access to personal and sensitive accounts,' the researchers said."


 
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RJG

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I get the same phishing text every week. “Your package was delayed by USPS because of missing information.”

Now they hit me with a new text scam. ”Hey, I’d love to have you come over for some dinner and wine.” I didn’t recognize the phone number, but I have a lot of customers, so it could have been a legitimate invitation. So I responded with, “I’m sorry, I don’t recognize your phone number. To whom am I speaking?” Three hours later I got a response from somebody named Olivia. I don’t know anybody by that name and the person who sent the text misused the past and present tense, like somebody who doesn’t speak English as their first language. Blocked.
 
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