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Onliner Spambot – 711,477,622 breached accounts

August 29, 2017

In August 2017, a spambot by the name of <a href="https://benkowlab.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/from-onliner-spambot-to-millions-of.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Onliner Spambot was identified by security researcher Benkow moʞuƎq</a>. The malicious software contained a server-based component located on an IP address in the Netherlands which exposed a large number of files containing personal information. In total, there were 711 million unique email addresses, many of which were also accompanied by corresponding passwords. A full write-up on what data was found is in the blog post titled <a href="https://www.troyhunt.com/inside-the-massive-711-million-record-onliner-spambot-dump" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Inside the Massive 711 Million Record Onliner Spambot Dump</a>.