Big data breaches found at major email services – expert

Hundreds of millions of hacked usernames and passwords for email accounts and other websites are being traded in Russia’s criminal underworld, a security expert told Reuters.The discovery of 272.3 million stolen accounts included a majority of users of Mail.ru, Russia’s most popular email service, and smaller fractions of Google, Yahoo and Microsoft email users, said Alex Holden, founder and chief information security officer of Hold Security.
http://in.reuters.com/article/in-cyber-passwords-idINKCN0XV1I9Also see:Webmail firms probe login ‘leak’
Several popular webmail providers are investigating a report that millions of their users’ login details are being shared online by a hacker. Google Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Microsoft Hotmail and Mail.ru are among the services said to have been affected.
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-36204531Hacker collects 272m email addresses and passwords, some from Gmail
The internet on Wednesday gave you another reminder that everyone has been hacked. Hold Security, a Wisconsin-based security firm famous for obtaining troves of stolen data from the hacking underworld, announced that it had persuaded a fraudster to give them a database of 272m unique email addresses along with the passwords consumers use to log in to websites.
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/may/04/gmail-yahoo-email-password-hack-hold-security

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