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Has YOUR account been hacked? Hundreds of millions of passwords stolen from Google and Yahoo users in major security breach

Has YOUR account been hacked | #DataScience #BigData #RT

  • 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.

@Ronald_vanLoon: Has YOUR account been hacked | #DataScience #BigData #RT

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

Has YOUR account been hacked? Hundreds of millions of passwords stolen from Google and Yahoo users in major security breach

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