UK hands over 585 million compromised passwords to 'Have I been pwned' service

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UK National Crime Agency hands over 585 million compromised passwords to 'Have I been pwned' service
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UK National Crime Agency hands over 585 million compromised passwords to 'Have I been pwned' service

Of those, 225 million are new passwords that were not part of the database previously

Troy Hunt, the founder of the 'Have I Been Pwned' (HIBP) website, announced on Monday that UK's National Crime Agency (NCA) has shared a colossal trove of stolen passwords with his website that let...

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