Hackers stole 272 million passwords of email accounts

by Tony Hill on May 6, 2016

Experts for information security Hold Security recently revealed one of the biggest thefts of passwords of email accounts. Russian hackers supposedly got access to 272 million of email accounts. Passwords are now for sale on Russian black market, and demand is supposed to be high.

Most of email accounts are from Mail.ru, but there are also a lot of accounts that belong to Google, Yahoo and Microsoft. Information is available on black market for less than 1$, which is pretty low price for a lot of people. As a lot of stolen accounts belong to Google, Yahoo and Microsoft, it is advisable to change your password as soon as possible.

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