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6/29/2020
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Files Stolen from 945 Websites Discovered on Dark Web

Researchers who found the archived SQL files estimate up to 14 million people could be affected.

A team of security researchers has discovered a collection of SQL databases for sale on the Dark Web. The archived files were stolen from 945 websites around the world, Lucy Security reports.

All of these websites were breached by different attackers, according to the researchers, who found two databases containing approximately 150 GB of unpacked SQL files. One of these databases was released on June 1, 2020 and the other on June 10. The information within them, now publicly available, includes usernames, full names, phone numbers, hashed and non-hashed passwords, IP addresses, email addresses, and physical addresses. Up to 14 million people may be affected. 

Affected websites include 14 governmental sites belonging to Ukraine, Israel, United Kingdom, Belarus, Russia, Lebanon, Rwanda, Pakistan, and Kyrgyzstan. The SQL files taken from these websites are dated between 2017 and 2020. 

These findings are alarming on their own; however, researchers warn "this might be only the beginning." The actor who shared this data on the Dark Web claims to have collected it without doing any of the hacking and promises to have more databases to share or sell.

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