The mother of all breaches: a record data leak

An imposing threat to cybersecurity has emerged with the discovery of the “mother of all breaches” (MOAB) by cybernews experts. This data leak, monumental in its scope, contains over 26 billion records and occupies a space of 12 TB, meticulously gathering data from thousands of previous breaches, combining them into a single vast repository.

We are facing the mother of all breaches.

The uniqueness of this cyber breach lies not only in its unprecedented size but also in the diversity of the compromised information and the overall security of documents and information. The data is not limited to standard credentials but also includes extremely sensitive information from numerous private databases. This diversity makes it extremely difficult to identify the data owners, increasing the danger associated with this MOAB.

Among the compromised data, 1.4 billion records from users of the Chinese messenger Tencent QQ stand out, in addition to hundreds of millions of records belonging to platforms like Weibo, MySpace, LinkedIn, Deezer, AdultFriendFinder, Adobe, Canva, VK, Daily Motion, Dropbox, Telegram, and many others. Even more disturbing is the fact that the breach involved records of various governmental organizations in several countries, including the United States, Brazil, Germany, the Philippines, and Turkey.

The potential consequences for users stemming from cybersecurity breaches are particularly worrying. In a context where personal data and sensitive information are continuously exposed to risks, many people tend to use the same passwords across different accounts. This practice, unfortunately common, opens the door to potential large-scale attacks, making users vulnerable to various forms of cybercrime. Moreover, those whose data have been compromised by this massive breach – known as MOAB – could become targets of targeted attacks, such as phishing and spam, which can have harmful consequences both personally and professionally.

Amidst this digital security crisis, which highlights the severity of cybersecurity breaches, the need for innovative and robust solutions becomes evident. In this scenario, Certiblok positions itself as an effective response to the growing dangers. This document management platform, based on blockchain technology, offers a safe haven for the most critical documents. Every document stored on Certiblok is protected against viruses and server attacks, leveraging the inherent security of the blockchain to ensure the highest data security and integrity. In a landscape increasingly threatened by large-scale data breaches, platforms like Certiblok emerge as reliable bastions of digital security, offering cutting-edge solutions to counter the challenges posed by the growing threats in the field of cybersecurity.


Giacomo Beriotto
Social Media Manager Certiblok

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