A hacker going by the name of AnonSabre late last week leaked just over 583,000 credentials (email addresses and passwords) from the Israeli Web portal Walla. The site is one of the most popular in the country, providing its users with news, search, and email services. Read More ..
The leak was first uploaded as 93 Pastebin links listed in a separate Pastebin post. The links in question are dead at the time of writing but not before they were republished elsewhere.
The leaked credentials were first found by PwnedList, a service that helps users figure out if their account credentials were stolen as part of a hack. The company crawls public sites where hackers post stolen data and then indexes all the login credentials it finds, a number which is currently over 30 million. We got in touch with PwnedList to verify the Walla hack, and indeed none of the dumped Walla addresses matched existing credentials in the company’s database.