FIVEaa Segment – Have Your Passwords Been Stolen ?

BACKGROUND A Russian crime ring based in a small city in south central Russia has amassed the largest known collection of stolen Internet credentials, including 1.2 billion user name and password combinations and more than 500 million email addresses The records include confidential material gathered from 420,000 websites from big companies (Fortune 500 companies) to small Internet sites and most of these sites are still vulnerable. Some big companies were aware that their records were among the stolen information but have not commented.- This is not good but expect to see companies comment as they try and patch this again. So far, the criminals appear to have not sold many of the records online.  They appear to be using the stolen information to send spam on social networks like Twitter at the behest of other groups, collecting fees for their work. Selling the records on the black market would be… Read More

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