Russian Hacker 1.2 Billion Profiles

A collection of Russian hackers have stolen over a billion usernames and related passwords.

Team Security from Milwaukee in the United States have discovered a Russian hacker group, which has got his fingers in 1.2 billion usernames and passwords, writes the New York Times. The hackers have received login information to over 420,000 websites.

The hackers are gone after all the websites, they have been and are, therefore, not gone after any specific websites. Team Security has not published the names of the websites that are affected.

The group is relatively small in size with under 12 man and has a home in the South of Central Russia between Mongolia and Kazakhstan, and although they have not sold many of the stolen identities on, have they used them to fix spam on social media like Twitter and received payment for it.

The Russians have used what is called a botnet to infiltrate the many sides, and Hold Security tells that since many use same email for multiple accounts, so there is talk about 542 million unique email addresses.

The reason that the company publishes this security is that it is not possible for them to get in touch with the people behind all the concerned websites. They are also developing an online tool, which can reveal whether one’s website is affected.

Keep in mind that it is always a good idea to change the password every now and then, like the verification of one’s identity in several steps is a good security measure. Here you can see a list of some of the larger sites that offer verification in multiple steps.

In order to create a secure password it is a good idea, that it cannot be connected with you, since it’s so easy to guess, as it also is a good idea to mix different numbers and uppercase letters into the code word.

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