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Posted on 08/06/2014 6:02:12 AM PDT by UMCRevMom@aol.com
A Russian crime ring has got its hands on more than a billion stolen Internet credentials, according to a New York Times report.
Citing records discovered by Hold Security, the New York Times reported on Tuesday that the stolen credentials include 1.2 billion password and username combinations and more than 500 million email addresses.
Research specialist Hold Security, which has a strong track record of uncovering data breaches, says that the stolen data was gathered from 420,000 websites. Organizations affected range from household names to small Internet sites, it said.
Last October Milwaukee-based Hold Security identified the disclosure of 153 million stolen credentials from Adobe Systems.
Citing nondisclosure agreements and a reluctance to identify companies still at risk, Hold Security would not name the victims of the hack that resulted in more than a billion stolen Internet credentials. However, a security expert not affiliated with Hold Security analyzed the data and confirmed its authenticity, at the request of the New York Times.
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I wonder how much of a cut crime boss Putin gets.
Before or after they pay their fees to the NSA?
Why should we trust what the NY Times says?
They probably paid some NSA contractor ten cents apiece while the NSA can’t even access it’s own database they were in due to a disk crash.
That's why I shop at Walmart.
It's a joke son. A joke.
Aug 6, 2014, 6:39am PDT Updated: Aug 6, 2014, 7:34am PDT
Russian gangs steal more than 1 billion user names
Staff San Francisco Business Times
Russian gangs have stolen 1.2 billion user name and password combinations, according to a story in the New York Times.
The newspaper reports the gangs have hacked into 420,000 websites ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small, individual pages.
More than 500 million email addresses have also been snapped up.
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