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Read more about Chinese data breaches in Have I Been Pwned.
The breach of the v Bulletin message board impacted over 17k individual users and exposed email addresses, usersnames and salted MD5 passwords.
In 2019, the data appeared listed for sale on a dark web marketplace (along with several other large breaches) and subsequently began circulating more broadly.
The data was provided to HIBP by a source who requested it to be attributed to "Benjamin [email protected]".
Breach date: 5 July 2018 Date added to HIBP: 25 March 2019 Compromised accounts: 14,867,999 Compromised data: Dates of birth, Email addresses, Genders, Geographic locations, Names, Passwords, Usernames Permalink In approximately 2011, it's alleged that the Chinese gaming site known as 7k7k suffered a data breach that impacted 9.1 million subscribers.
The data in the breach contains usernames, email addresses and plain text passwords.The password cryptography was poorly done and many were quickly resolved back to plain text.The unencrypted hints also disclosed much about the passwords adding further to the risk that hundreds of millions of Adobe customers already faced.In their disclosure, 8Tracks advised that "the vector for the attack was an employee’s Git Hub account, which was not secured using two-factor authentication".