Have I Been Pwned Gets 225 Million New Passwords From UK’s NCA

The NCA provided 585 million compromised passwords from its database!


You might’ve heard about the ‘Have I Been Pwned’ website if you’re a regular cyber security reader. For the uninitiated, it shows if your data like usernames, passwords, emails, or phone numbers were leaked in any data breaches.

The website’s founder, Troy Hunt, recently announced that the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and the NCA (National Crime Agency) have also contributed to the website’s database. Part of the data is from various FBI investigations. On the other hand, the NCA has provided 585 million breached passwords of which 225 million are completely new.

Over 225 million compromised passwords previously unseen by HIBP were provided by the NCA to HIBP for incorporation into their password repository, allowing them to be checked by individuals and companies worldwide seeking to verify the security risk of a password before usage, supporting the NCA’s mission to protect the public from cyber criminality.

NCA on 225 million compromised passwords from a UK-based business cloud storage facility.

The data should definitely help more users know that their data was compromised and would help them take measures to secure their accounts. This is a win for both the users and the website.

Have you checked if your account details and password were compromised? Let us know in the comments section below.

Abubakar Mohammed

Abubakar Mohammed

Abubakar is a Linux and Tech Writer. Hailing from a Computer Science background, the start of his love for Tech dates back to 2011, when he was gifted a Dell Inspiron 5100. When he's not covering Tech, you'll find him binge-watching anime and Tech content on YouTube or hunting heads in competitive FPS games. You can also find his work on Android Police and How-To Geek.
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