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Troy Hunt, an Australian data breach expert who runs the Have I Been Pwned data breach notification site, says that at first glance some of the data appears legitimate, but it's still early to make a call. "I'd need to see a complete data set to make an emphatic call on it." If the data is accurate, it would mark one of the largest data breaches of the year behind Yahoo, which in October blamed state-sponsored hackers for compromising at least 500 million accounts in late 2014 (see Massive Yahoo Data Breach Shatters Records).
It also would be the second one to affect Friend Finder Networks in as many years.
Leaked Source provided samples of data to journalists where those sites were mentioned.
But the file "seems to contain much more data than one single site," the Leaked Source representative says.
"We didn't split any data ourselves, that's how it came to us," the Leaked Source representative writes.
Kirk is a veteran journalist who has reported from more than a dozen countries.
Based in Sydney, he is Managing Editor for Security and Technology for Information Security Media Group.
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Prior to ISMG, he worked from London and Sydney covering computer security and privacy for International Data Group.