In total, there are 1,160,253,228 unique combinations of email addresses and passwords. This is when treating the password as case sensitive but the email address as not case sensitive. This also includes some junk because hackers being hackers, they don't always neatly format their data dumps into an easily consumable fashion. (I found a combination of different delimiter types including colons, semicolons, spaces and indeed a combination of different file types such as delimited text files, files containing SQL statements and other compressed archives.)
The government has been told there are "failings" in the way it is planning to protect the UK's critical infrastructure from cyber-attacks.
The warning came in a National Audit Office (NAO) assessment of the UK's national cyber-defence plan.
The government is increasingly worried that these essential sectors will be targeted by foreign states seeking to disrupt UK life.
Modern life was now "totally dependent" on cyber-security, said one expert.
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