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Mystery malware steals 26M passwords from millions of PCs. Are you affected?

Massive trove can be used for ransomware, espionage, and more.

Researchers have discovered yet another massive trove of sensitive data, a dizzying 1.2TB database containing login credentials, browser cookies, autofill data, and payment information extracted by malware that has yet to be identified.

In all, researchers said on Wednesday, the database contained 26 million login credentials, 1.1 million unique email addresses, more than 2 billion browser cookies, and 6.6 million files. In some cases, victims stored passwords in text files created with the Notepad application.

The stash also included over 1 million images and more than 650,000 Word and .pdf files.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/06/nameless-malware-collects-1-2tb-of-sensitive-data-and-stashes-it-online/