The "Latin America Reddit"

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Introduction

Taringa.com/net is known as "The Latin America Reddit". The site was breached on January 8, 2017. LeakBase was the first to announce the breach on their Twitter. To this day, a very few number of people are in possession of this data. On April 2, 2018 an anonymous user generously donated the data to We Leak Info. After we received the data, we verified the entries through samples we acquired over the months. After verifying the integrity of the data, we proceeded to parse and analyze it. Below are our findings.


What is We Leak Info?

We Leak Info is the world's fastest and largest data breach search engine. We help individuals secure themselves online by allowing them to verify if their password or email has been leaked. Unlike similar sites such as Have I Been Pwned, We Leak Info allows the user to view the raw results from the database.

We Leak Info is a freemium tool and provides free searches to everyone without registration. However, we require a small payment to view the raw results of a search. This goes towards maintaining expensive server fees and improving the service. Being the fastest data breach search engine on the market, each search takes a fraction of a milliseconds. We currently hold over 8 billion records.


The Mistake

When LeakBase first announced the breach, they reported 28,722,877 entries. We received the exact same file that LeakBase allegedly received. When the data is not parsed, with the extra junk from the dump, the lines add up to 28,722,877. However when the data is parsed and all the junk is removed, the final record count is 28,348,825.


Hashes

Taringa uses the MD5 hashing algorithm. This is a very old and weak hashing algorithm which was very easy to decrypt.

With little to no effort, we were able to decrypt 95.26%, 26,900,672 hashes, with our GPU cluster. The decrypted hashes have been uploaded to our hash api system.


Emails

We found a total of 50,000 unique email domains. Since this list is too big, we have posted the top 20 email domains below. If any journalists, cybersecurity researchers, news outlets, and such wish to obtain the full list, they can do so by contacting us with the methods listed above.

Top 20 Email Domains:

  • Hotmail.com: 18,297,116
  • Gmail.com: 4,787,624
  • Hotmail.es: 815,437
  • Yahoo.com: 610,061
  • Yahoo.com.ar: 440,919
  • Yahoo.es: 409,684
  • Live.com: 409,614
  • Live.com.mx: 271,154
  • Hotmail.com.ar: 245,930
  • Live.com.ar: 233,425
  • Outlook.com: 213,873
  • Yahoo.com.mx: 194,991
  • Live.cl: 144,082
  • Msn.com: 115,792
  • Hotmail.cl: 73,336
  • Outlook.es: 70,668
  • Ymail.com: 29,251
  • Terra.es: 24,701
  • Latinmail.com: 22,046
  • Adinet.com.uy: 19,090

Conclusion

Taringa is one of the most valuable data breaches to date. Considering it is very private, only a handful of people have access to the raw data. Currently no other data breach search engine has the data except us. We hope by publishing the data and making it publicly available to everyone, it will help users to secure themselves. Especially after being able to crack an alarming 95.26% of the hashes within a mere few hours.

If any journalists, cybersecurity researchers, news outlets, and such wish to know more details about this data, feel free to contact us through the methods listed above.