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    Hackers are trading millions of Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo logins

    Just a "Head's Up" if you aren't using 2 factor logins or changing your passwords.

    http://www.engadget.com/2016/05/04/g...l-data-breach/

    Email services including Gmail, Yahoo Mail and Hotmail have fallen victim to a hack, exposing usernames and passwords for millions of users. According to Reuters, a huge data breach consisting of some 273.3 million online accounts has been reported by security expert Alex Holden of Hold Security. All told, the data breach contains 57 million accounts for the Russian email provider Mail.ru, along with 40 million Yahoo Mail credentials, 33 million Hotmail accounts and 24 million Gmail accounts.

    In addition, the breach reportedly contains hundreds of thousands of German and Chinese email addresses as well as thousands of username / password combos that appear to belong to employees from US banking, manufacturing and retail companies.

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    Not sure how seriously this is to be taken (the supposed hack, that is).

    https://www.grahamcluley.com/2016/05...-1-dont-panic/
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    Yesterday's BBC article mentioned the following:

    However, Mail.ru - Russia's most used webmail service - said its initial investigation suggested the problem might not be as bad as the figures indicated.

    "A large number of usernames are repeated with different passwords," a spokeswoman said.

    "We are now checking whether any combinations of username/password match [active accounts] - and as soon as we have enough information we will warn the users who might have been affected.

    "The first check of a sample of data showed that it does not consist of any real live combinations of usernames and passwords."

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    More confirmation that many of those entrys in the DATA are erroneous.
    http://www.cnet.com/news/passwords-a...59341748746160

    Passwords and emails don't match up in cache of 272 million logins

    Three email providers say their customers aren't at risk after the discovery of a hoard of login credentials.
    Remember the quarter billion email addresses and passwords that were found on a hacking forum earlier this week? Don't worry about them, three email providers say.

    Yahoo, Google and Mail.Ru say it's highly unlikely your account was jeopardized. The companies looked at a sample of the 272.3 million passwords that were discovered and concluded most were not related to the corresponding email accounts. While that's good news, the researcher who discovered the passwords said they still might be affiliated with other online accounts, which many people use their email addresses to log into.

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