A database containing over 26 million unique LiveJournal user accounts, including plain text passwords, is being shared for free on multiple hacker forums.

For some time, rumors have been circulating that LiveJournal was breached in 2014 and account credentials for 33 million users were stolen.

Since approximately May 8th, 2020, links to a data dump allegedly containing 33,717,787 unique accounts have been circulating on various hacker forums.

According to posts sharing the links, the database dump contains email addresses, usernames, profile URLs, and passwords. The passwords were converted to plain text after initially being stored as MD5 hashes.

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