Russian Crime Ring Steals 1 Billion Passwords

Written by Pat Papers | Wednesday, 6 August 2014 6:39 AM


Will this be the straw that breaks the Internet password’s back? A Milwaukee cyber security firm says Russian hackers have amassed 1.2 billion username and password combinations and half a billion email addresses to form the largest known collection of stolen Internet credentials. The New York Times says so far the criminals have not sold many of the passwords and are instead using them to send spam on behalf of others.

SOURCE: New York Times

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