Report: Russians steals 1.2B passwords

August 6, 2014

A Russian crime ring has stolen 1.2 billion user names and passwords and more than 500 million email addresses, according to a report in The New York Times. “Hackers did not just target U.S. companies, they targeted any website they could get, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to very small websites,” Alex Holden, the founder of Hold Security, the company that made the discovery, told the Times.


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