'Mother of all breaches' hits 26 billion records

Data included from social media and other sources

Tom Allen
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Twelve terabytes is equivalent to more than 15,000 filing cabinets of data
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Twelve terabytes is equivalent to more than 15,000 filing cabinets of data

A massive data breach containing records from LinkedIn, Weibo, Twitter and other platforms has been called the largest leak ever discovered.

Researchers from Security Discovery and CyberNews have found a supermassive dataset around 12TB in size, containing tens of billions of records from "thousands of meticulously compiled and reindexe...

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