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620 million accounts stolen from 16 hacked websites now for sale on dark web, seller boasts

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617M real account details?

Watching the spam emails at the mail server I find that less that 1% of the incoming spam is using valid addresses - the vast majority of incoming mail has completely fake addresses - email addresses that have never existed. I suspect that's going to be the case here too, the vast majority of these "account details" are probably fakes generated, and inserted into the database, to make it look big and saleable.

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