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Millions of Email Accounts from Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo have been stolen

Millions of Email Accounts from Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo have been stolen

Millions of Email Accounts from Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo have been stolen

Millions of Email Accounts from Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo have been stolen

 

Millions of usernames, passwords, and other information have been stolen from email providers like Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo alongside the account details of employees at several US banks. 

The majority of the 272.3 million stolen accounts are from mail.ru, Russia's most popular email provider, but around 40 million accounts from Yahoo mail, 33 million Microsoft email accounts and 24 million Google email accounts. 

Mysteriously this hacked information was for sale on a hacker forum for just 50 Russian rubles, which equates to around 50p (less than $1). Alex Holden, the founder and chief of Holden Security, managed to gain access to the entire data dump for free after posting favourable comments about the hacker online, strictly adhering to his companies strict policy of not paying for stolen data. 

  

Millions of Email Accounts from Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo have been stolen

  

It is rather concerning that such a large amount of account details we available online for free, but thankfully all affected email providers have been informed and are currently searching through this pile of data and informing those who's accounts have been compromised. 

 

You can join the discussion on Millions of email accounts being compromised by Russian hackers on the OC3D Forums

 

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Most Recent Comments

05-05-2016, 05:16:56

SPS
Is there a paragraph missing from the article?Quote

05-05-2016, 07:04:59

SpencerUk
shouldn't 2 factor authentication prevent issues anyway?Quote

05-05-2016, 12:27:31

NeverBackDown
It should prevent it. But it's still possible. I'll end up changing my password anyway for peace of mindQuote
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