Leak of '5 MEELLLION Gmail passwords' creates security flap

    Date11 Sep 2014
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
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    Posted ByDave Wreski
    Plain-text passwords and account names linked to five million Gmail accounts have been leaked onto several Russian forums. Security experts had already confirmed the data seemed legit, albeit approximately three years old, before Google put up its blog post on the subject. The leak, to a variety of forums, not all of which are cybercrime related, likely originates from various sources, Peter Kruse, a partner and eCrime specialist at CSIS Security Group told El Reg.
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