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Hacker selling 427 million MySpace passwords for £1,920

You know your website isn't worth much when a database of 427 million stolen login credentials are being sold online for roughly $2,800 (£1,920).

Yep, that's what happened to MySpace over the weekend. But Myspace not being worth much nowadays is not the news. Possibly the biggest login credentials theft, is.

The media are reporting that there is a person, going by the name Peace, that's selling this huge database online, in the dark web marketplace called The Real Deal. He's asking for 6 Bitcoin, or roughly £1,920.

It is hard to say if the database is legitimate or not. It seems as the person behind this database is the same as the one which leaked 164 million LinkedIn accounts recently. Motherboard apparently tested a few and they turned out right. What a bummer.

If it really is a huge, valid database, that would mean this is the biggest data theft of all time.

Apparently, this database is from an older and unreported data breach. MySpace did not want to comment on the issue.

The database also has more passwords than usernames, it was said, explaining that some usernames have multiple passwords tied to them, probably in case one doesn't work.

“homelesspa”, “password1”, and “abc1” are the most popular passwords on the list, with more than two million people using them.

In case you were wondering if your email has been compromised or not, head over to Have I Been Pwned?, and check for yourself.

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Sead Fadilpašić

Sead is a freelance journalist with more than 15 years of experience in writing various types of content, from blogs, whitepapers, and reviews to ebooks, and many more, across sites including Al Jazeera Balkans, TechRadar Pro, IT Pro Portal, and CryptoNews.