Russian hackers steal Over a Billion Internet Usernames And Passwords

A Russian gang is said to have stolen more than one billion internet credentials, possibly making it the biggest heist of its kind, according to a new report from The New York Times.

The recInternet5_610x426ords, discovered by Hold Security, a firm in Milwaukee, include confidential material gathered from 420,000 websites, including household names, and small Internet sites. Hold Security has a history of uncovering significant hacks, including the theft last year of tens of millions of records from Adobe Systems.

Hold Security would not name the victims, citing nondisclosure agreements and a reluctance to name companies whose sites remained vulnerable. At the request of The New York Times, a security expert not affiliated with Hold Security analyzed the database of stolen credentials and confirmed it was authentic. Read full article on BusinessInsider

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