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Nearly 5 million Gmail addresses, passwords hacked

#1 Postby Shivani » Thu Sep 11, 2014 4:11 pm

Almost five million Gmail addresses & passwords have been leaked. Hackers have stolen and published a database containing the logins and passwords of nearly 5 million Google accounts.According to some experts the addresses have been taken from the websites where users give Gmail addresses to register.

The account details have been posted on bitcoin forum by a user named Tvskit. According to information provided by a user of the Bitcoin Security online forum, where the database was published, over 60% of the accounts corresponding to these logins can be accessed successfully.

With nearly 11 million email logins and passwords now floating around the web, email providers have suggested that their users choose strong passwords and enable two-step verification.

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