Russian hackers steal 1.2 BILLION passwords and user name from 420,000 websites

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Russian hackers steal 1.2 BILLION passwords and user name from 420,000 websites

Post  Sirop14 on Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:07 am

Russian hackers have stolen 1.2 billion user names and passwords in a series of Internet heists affecting 420,000 websites, according to a report published Tuesday.

The thievery was uncovered by Hold Security, a Milwaukee firm that specializes in exposing security breaches.
The identities of the websites that were broken into haven't been revealed yet.

The breaches were reported by The New York Times, which said nondisclosure agreements required Hold Security to keep some information confidential.

The reported break-ins are the latest incidents to raise doubts about the security measures that both big and small companies use to protect people's information online.

Security experts believe hackers will continue breaking into computer networks unless companies become more vigilant.
'Companies that rely on usernames and passwords have to develop a sense of urgency about changing this,' Avivah Litan, a security analyst at the research firm Gartner told the Times.

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Es ist der größte bisher entdeckte Datenraub. Wieviele Nutzer genau betroffen sind, ist unklar. Die Daten werden allerdings bereits missbraucht.

Un réseau russe aurait volé 1,2 milliard d'identifiants internet


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