A large SQL dump was found by the team at Under the Breach that contained about 21.5 GB of uncompressed data from at least two different sites. The SQL, which is a method of communicating with a database, were obtained from unsecured Amazon Simple Storage Services (S3). This dump includes usernames, emails, and hashed passwords that belong to the popular Indian news site BGR. A “full SQL dump” refers to all posts on the site which includes the credentials of authors and administrators. The researchers say that hashed passwords are traditionally cracked by attackers who pay to have them cracked.
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