A big story about the Mother Of All Data Breaches announced 26 billion records leaked. The problem is that it’s actually not one data breach, but a 12TB accumulation of thousands of these breaches. These data breaches ran the gamut, and include many names that you’d be familiar with. The scare story goes on to mention, but still gloss over that the data was already public, and was akin to a collection of books like the New York Public Library, not a new and unique series of books nobody had seen. Yes, it’s of concern, and it’s for sale, but so was the data from each of the smaller breaches or books in this library.

“Mother of all data breaches” sees 26 billion records leaked