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The theft of 16 million e-mail in Germany

Exposure of about 16 million e-mail addresses, and user names, and passwords, in Germany for the theft, according to the announcement released on Tuesday for the German Federal Office for Information Security.

And discovered the theft through an analysis of the networks “botnet” (Botnet), which are sets of malware that an attacker can use to perform several tasks, such as collecting user information or send spam.

Because the investigation is still ongoing, the office does not have to disclose more information about who is responsible for the theft, or how long the attack lasted.

The Federal Office prepare a site on the Internet, users can through him lose whether the accounts of their e-mail may have been stolen, as required to the location of the user to provide him titled his e-mail and then will have a number (PIN) quadriplegic, and in the case were stolen will user a message with a number (PIN) is identical.

Although the office has a list of all e-mail addresses stolen, but German law prohibits him contact these users directly without express permission.

He advised the office holders email addresses stolen by changing their passwords and used on social networking sites, and electronic stores, and e-mail accounts and other services on the Internet, in addition to lose whether personal computers of their own has been injured by software malicious or virus.
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