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

Catalin Cimpanu reports:

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, ZDNet has learned.

For some, this might be old news. Rumors about a LiveJournal security breach have been circulating online for almost two years. The earliest talks appeared in October 2018 when multiple users reported receiving their unique/old LiveJournal passwords as part of sextortion email spam campaigns.

Read more on ZDNet. And should some regulator look into why Rambler Group never disclosed the breach or even acknowledged it?  How many consumers suffered harm or potentially suffered harm because they did not alert users to change passwords or that their details had been stolen? This is one of those, “What did they know and when did they know it?” situations.

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