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The Ukrainian police have arrested a hacker who made headlines in January last year by posting a massive database containing some 773 million stolen email addresses and 21 million unique plaintext passwords for sale on various underground hacking forums.

In an official statement released on Tuesday, the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) said it identified the hacker behind the pseudonym “Sanix,” who is a resident of the Ivano-Frankivsk region of Ukraine, but it did not reveal his actual identity to the media.

In January last year, the hacker tried to sell the massive 87-gigabyte database labeled as “the largest array of stolen data in history,” which, according to security experts, was just a fraction of the stolen data Sanix collected.

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