Disclosure of Russian password hack seems like fake antivirus scam

    Date08 Aug 2014
    CategoryLatest News
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    Posted ByAlex
    There were plenty of hyperbolic, sky-is-falling headlines yesterday about news that a Russian criminal organization has amassed over a billion compromised passwords. The information was vague and scarce on details, though, and accompanied by a pitch to sell a service from a virtually unknown security vendor. The whole thing feels like a marketing stunt, or a fake antivirus scam perpetrated on a global level. Let me back up one step, and say that I don
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