The Broadband Guide
SG
search advanced
 Username:
 Password:
Register
 forgot password?

Hacker steals hundreds of millions of email passwords

2016-05-07 19:00 by

 

Online security firm Hold Security has recently alerted that more than 272.3 million email accounts have been leaked in an unprecedented cyber attack.

Among the affected are emails provided by Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft. Russia's own Mail.ru email service accounts for the majority of hacked accounts - around 57 million. Suspected for the attack is a Russian hacker.

"We know [the hacker] is a young man in central Russia who collected this information from multiple sources," Alex Holden, founder and chief information security officer at Hold Security said. "We don't know the way he did it or the reason why he did it."

"Unfortunately, there are places on the internet where leaked and stolen credentials are posted, and when we come across these or someone sends them to us, we act to protect customers," a Microsoft spokesperson said. "Microsoft has security measures in place to detect account compromise and requires additional information to verify the account owner and help them regain sole access to their account."

Read more -here-

 

  Post your review/comments
    rate:
   avg:
comment discuss top
News Glossary of Terms FAQs Polls Cool Links SpeedGuide Teams SG Premium Services SG Gear Store
Registry Tweaks Broadband Tools Downloads/Patches Broadband Hardware SG Ports Database Security Default Passwords User Stories
Broadband Routers Wireless Firewalls / VPNs Software Hardware User Reviews
Broadband Security Editorials General User Articles Quick Reference
Broadband Forums General Discussions
Advertising Awards Link to us Server Statistics Helping SG About