The data was sold and traded before 000webhost was alerted in October.
The breach included names, email addresses and plain text passwords.
Compromised data: Email addresses, IP addresses, Names, Passwords In approximately 2012, it's alleged that the Chinese email service known as 126 suffered a data breach that impacted 6.4 million subscribers.
Whilst there is evidence that the data is legitimate, due to the difficulty of emphatically verifying the Chinese breach it has been flagged as "unverified".
While it is not possible to hack every site, you may be able to hack a vulnerable one, such as a message board.Then came 12345678, and in fifth place was the obvious 111111. "Looking at the list of 2016’s most common passwords, we couldn’t stop shaking our heads," the researchers wrote in a blog post. "Immediately upon learning this information, we took several steps to review the situation and bring in the right external partners to support our investigation.Our investigation is ongoing but we will continue to ensure all potential and substantiated reports of vulnerabilities are reviewed and if validated, remediated as quickly as possible.