Has YOUR account been hacked? Hundreds of millions of passwords stolen from Google and Yahoo users in major security breach
- Researchers discovered 57 million account details being traded in Russia.
- From the 272.3 million stolen accounts, 24 million, or nine per cent, belonged to Gmail account holders.
- If you have a Gmail , Hotmail or Yahoo email account, you may want to update your password.
- A new report has found that Russia’s criminal underworld is trading hundreds of millions of stolen usernames and passwords belonging to these accounts.
- Hackers may use passwords to access other accounts of the same user
Alex Holden, founder of Wisconsin-based Hold Security, claims that the details of 272.3 million stolen accounts are now being traded in Russia’s criminal underworld.
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By Ellie Zolfagharifard For Dailymail.com and Eric Auchard For Reuters
Published: 08:02 EST, 4 May 2016 | Updated: 13:13 EST, 6 May 2016