mate1 just proved that after the Ashley Madison hack, we’ve learned nothing. A hacker on ‘Hell,’ a dark web hacking forum, claims to have gained access to over 27 million plaintext passwords from, which he says he later sold. The asking price was 20 bitcoin ($8,700) although the actual sales price is unknown at this time. “Their server was compromised and the MySQL database was dumped,” the hacker told Motherboard. “I had shell/command access to their server.” The shocking part is that it appears hosted the files in plaintext without any hashing. I tested this by creating an…

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