Security company obtains 272 million stolen passwords of Rus

May

5

2016

The security Hold Security has obtained 272 million unique combinations of addresses and passwords to a Russian criminal. Of those, 42.5 million were not known to the company from previous cases.

It is unknown how the Russian merchant came to the passwords, but he boasted that multiple hacks came, says the company. That Hold Security 42.5 million came from new combinations of usernames and passwords, may also mean that the combined merchant databases from hacks whose Hold Security has amassed no databases.

The mail accounts for the bulk of the Russian service Mail.ru, but also come at Yahoo, Hotmail and Gmail from. In view of the number of sources is one of the most logical phishing sources of the data, although also the combining of databases of data leakage from the past, one of the possibilities. Many people use Internet for many the same usernames and passwords as their e-mail. For example, a data breach at a merchant can therefore lead attackers can also log in to address.

Hold Security has no money paid for the data, although the trader asked 50 rubles, converted about 65 cents. Instead, the company received the data owned by the trader to provide likes on Facebook. Hold Security has specialized in trading data over the internet.

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