WIRED: Hackers Are Passing Around Megaleak of 2.2 Billion Records

“But the leak is still significant for its quantity of privacy violation, if not its quality. WIRED asked Rouland to search for more than a dozen people's email addresses; all but a couple turned up at least one password they had used for an online service that had been hacked in recent years…

“That the rotting detritus of the internet's privacy breaches has gotten so voluminous and devalued that it's become virtually free and therefore public, degrading any last private information it might have held.”

Andy Greenberg, Senior Writer at WIRED

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