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    Russian Hackers Have 270 Million Email Logins, Including Gmail and Yahoo Accounts

    Posted in Security News/Computer thread, but I think it needs a wider audience...



    Russian Hackers Have 270 Million Email Logins, Including Gmail and Yahoo Accounts

    Jamie Condliffe
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    It may be a good time to update your email password. A report from Reuters suggests that over 270 million hacked email credentials—including those from Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo—are circulating among Russian digital crime rings.

    Reuters reports that an investigation by Hold Security revealed the huge stash of login details, that are said to be being traded among criminals. Most of the credentials relate to the Russian email service Mail.ru, but the team has also identified details from Google, Yahoo and Microsoft.

    The team from Hold Security was offered a tranche of 1.17 billion email user records in an online forum, and asked to pay just $1 for a copy of the data. The team refuses to pay for stolen data, but was given the information anyway when it offered to post positive comments about the hacker online.

    The team has since sifted through the data set to remove duplicates, revealing that it contains 270 million unique records. Alex Holden, the founder of Hold Security, told Reuters that the data was “potent,” adding that the “credentials can be abused multiple times.”

    Hold Security has apparently alerted all of the affected email providers. Mail.ru, Google, Yahoo and Microsoft are all now investigating the situation.

    It may be that the stash is out of date and doesn’t present too much of a security threat—though, of course, it could be a new pool of data, in which case the accounts included in the tranche could be at risk. Initial reports to the BBC from Mail.ru suggest that there may also be a lot of repetition in the records, with usernames repeated with multiple passwords.

    It may be a good time to refresh your password anyway.

    [Reuters]

    Russian Hackers Have 270 Million Email Logins, Including Gmail and Yahoo Accounts

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    So not as many as "legal" western government hackers do then?

    Nothing to see here. Move along.

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    They're coming to getcha...

    Beware.
    The enemies. The boogiemen.
    Always them.



    ....largely, don't have the ability to recognize whom the real boogiemen are.

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    I was booted out of TV before joining TD for saying US agencies want your email addresses and will track you. Never do that they said, America is the land of the free you conspiracy wack-Job!

    Oh, the irony!

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    Владимир Путин бойфренд музыкального Труба мальчика

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    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal View Post
    Владимир Путин бойфренд музыкального Труба мальчика
    That's easy for you to say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal View Post
    Владимир Путин бойфренд музыкального Труба мальчика
    Why do you mention Vlads boyfriend?

    Do you speak Russian or have you copied it from somewhere?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesus Jones View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal View Post
    Владимир Путин бойфренд музыкального Труба мальчика
    Why do you mention Vlads boyfriend?

    Do you speak Russian or have you copied it from somewhere?
    Didn't you know?

    He's a KGB plant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesus Jones View Post
    I was booted out of TV before joining TD for saying US agencies want your email addresses and will track you. Never do that they said, America is the land of the free you conspiracy wack-Job!

    Oh, the irony!
    Off topic, but so what...TV...The other hub of censorship. Yes, the irony.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyfisher davis
    hub of censorship
    Can always tell the people who spend time on TV - they talk about the "Hub" of things all the time. They also need to say "off topic" to get their apology in first for the Nazi Mods. Ahhh bless.

    Just relax mate - it is over now. You have found your spiritual home. We love you.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jesus Jones
    I was booted out of TV before joining TD for saying US agencies want your email addresses and will track you. Never do that they said, America is the land of the free you conspiracy wack-Job!

    Oh, the irony!
    I don't think they'd dare kick out "dem dumb conspiracy fearists" on this board. If they did, all the threads would be;

    Response 1 - Dem moooslims did it.
    Response 2- Dem chinks and rooooskies did it.
    Response 3 - Fuck off Jeff.

    That would be it.
    Originally Posted by bsnub "No wonder I drive a tesla"

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