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Salted Hash Rehashed: The weekly news recap for May 7, 2016

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    Welcome to another installment of Rehashed, your weekly recap of the news for the week ending May 7, 2016.

    Today we'll talk about leaked passwords, Ransomware, the backlash surrounding the latest Verizon report, and more. Welcome to the weekend! Keep your cameras handy though, just in case.

    Hold Security trades social media likes for 272 million usernames and passwords

    The headline of the week comes from Reuters. The news agency reported on the discovery of 272 million email addresses and passwords being sold on a Russian forum. The general tone of the story makes it feel as if this is a big data breach, but it isn't – far from it.

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