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Two arrested after attempt to sell 12 billion passwords – The website purported to give access to stolen data from 10,000 data breaches, giving hackers easy access to user credentials. The police operation tracking the cybercrime involved the UK, US, Netherlands and Germany.

Two arrested after attempt to sell 12 billion passwords – The website purported to give access to stolen data from 10,000 data breaches, giving hackers easy access to user credentials. The police operation tracking the cybercrime involved the UK, US, Netherlands and Germany.

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  1. Just remember – you have been hacked, we have all been hacked, and you will continue to be hacked forever.

    You’re welcome.

  2. I too offer passwords if you have coin. To prove it, I’ll give you three free right now.

    AAAAAAAB

    AAAAAAAC

    AAAAAAAD

    Now that you see I’m legitimate, Bitcoin for payment is preferred.

  3. Must be Facebook’s newest acquisition.

  4. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://www.dw.com/en/two-arrested-after-attempt-to-sell-12-billion-passwords/a-52045852) reduced by 76%. (I’m a bot)
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    > Two men were arrested in the Netherlands and Northern Ireland under suspicion of trying to sell 12 billion usernames and passwords online, Dutch police said on Friday.

    > Police raided two homes in Arnhem, including that of the suspect, and found professional equipment that allowed him to sell the data via the website "We Leak Info.".

    > While there was no specific information about the suspect arrested in Northern Ireland, Dutch police said that the suspect found during the raids in Arnhem is thought to have played a "Facilitating role" in the data hacking scheme.

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  5. The cynic in me says that these passwords will be put to good use by the intelligence services so a r/pyhhricvictories perhaps?

  6. Hmm.. Is this why I received a Google notification that someone was trying to log into my account from the Netherlands?

  7. So…… nothings changed at all.

  8. Question: what does the police do with this collected data afterward ?

  9. Funny thing is, if you put brackets before and after your password, it will automatically censor itself, like my password here:

    [********] is my Facebook password,

    and [************] is my Reddit password.

  10. So the Dutch police have all these passwords… I really don’t know if that’s good or bad…

  11. Im going to assume that at least 7/8 of said credentials are not even real bc thats a bit below twice the population of the earth and that many accounts seems unreasonable

  12. Punishment should be life in prison.

  13. what good is a password if you dont know the username or the website you log into it with? i feel like i see a lot of posts nowadays that are intentionally retarded to the point of making people angry enough to give it attention just to point out how retarded it is.

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