Are we getting blasé?

This morning, an excited tweeter urged people to nominate Adobe’s breach to the Guiness Book of World Records because it reportedly involved 150 million usernames and hashed passwords.

I responded that there was already a breach on the books involving 150 million – the Shanghai Roadway D&B Marketing Services Co. Ltd breach, so at 150M, the Adobe breach wouldn’t be the biggest/first.

Then I noticed that DataLossDB.org currently lists the Adobe breach as 130,000,000 and not 150,000,000.

Twenty million here…. twenty million there. When we get into such staggering numbers, are we losing our sense of the importance of every individual’s data?

In the meantime, I’m trying to determine if anyone’s analyzed the data dump to see how many unique records were actually in there.

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