Netease – Oct 19, 2015
On Oct 19, 2015 attack happened. The Chinese site known as NetEase (located at 163.com) was reported as having suffered a data breach on Oct 19, 2015. That impacted hundreds of millions of subscribers. Whilst there is evidence that the data itself is legitimate (multiple HIBP subscribers confirmed a password they use is in the data), due to the difficulty of emphatically verifying the Chinese breach it has been flagged as “unverified”. The data in the breach contains email addresses and plain text passwords. The attack discovered on Oct 9, 2016. The attack done by Dark web marketplace vendor known as DoubleFlag. The same vendor was also selling information taken from other Chinese giants such as Tencent’s QQ.com, Sina Corporation and Sohu, Inc.