Thousands Of Apple ID Passwords Leaked
Let's start with the raw numbers because that's the headline, then I'll drill down into where it's from and what it's composed of. Collection #1 is a set of email addresses and passwords totalling 2,692,818,238 rows. It's made up of many different individual data breaches from literally thousands of different sources. (And yes, fellow techies, that's a sizeable amount more than a 32-bit integer can hold.)
Thousands of Apple ID Passwords Leaked
In case you'd like to investigate the matter further, check whether your email has been pwned. Did you know that thousands of LinkedIn passwords had leaked in 2012? Nobody knew about this, until hackers actually used those passwords four years later!
A massive data breach at Activision has let hackers access usernames and passwords of over hundreds of thousands of its customer accounts. Reported by Dexerto, more than 500,000 Activision accounts have been hacked and the user credentials have been publicly leaked for Call of Duty players and others. Hackers are now using these details to log in and change passwords thus preventing the actual users from being able to access or recover their accounts.