26 million LiveJournal credentials leaked online, sold on the dark web

26 million LiveJournal credentials leaked online, sold on the dark web

Posted May 27, 2020

26 million LiveJournal credentials leaked online, sold on the dark web

  • Blogging platform LiveJournal appears to have suffered a security breach in 2014, according to multiple hackers who are now selling and freely trading the company’s user database on the dark web and on hacking forums.
  • The Have I Been Pwned (HIBP) data breach indexing service announced that it received a copy of the LiveJournal user database and indexed it on its website.
  • According to HIBP, the data contained the usernames, emails, and plaintext passwords of 26,372,781 LiveJournal users.

ZDNet – Catalin Cimpanu | May 27, 2020