Again email addresses and passwords stolen millions of Germans

Apr

4

2014

Hackers have re-combinations of email addresses and passwords stolen from German Internet users. A total of 18 million records were stolen, while in January, even though 16 million combinations of email addresses and passwords were stolen.

It appears from information Der Spiegel has obtained from the German authorities. Hackers would have managed to make the data. Loot at several German ISPs This would include current data to go, bringing the total to an abuse of the data is made, according to the Germans. It is still unclear how the hackers are raised. Data

It is not the first time that such a large theft of email addresses and associated passwords place. In January, were there even though millions records stolen; 16 million email addresses and passwords were the spoils when something smaller. The German Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik then put a website on which potential victims could check if their data had been stolen.

According to the information available to Der Spiegel has the two thefts to each other. Earlier, the attackers were traced back to the Baltic states, but it is not yet clear who is behind the theft. The BSI is planning to also inform. Victims of the most recent theft

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