Linked – Millions of accounts for webmail providers leaked: Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Hotmail and more

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“Several high-profile email providers have been the subject of a leak of user account information, which includes usernames, email addresses and unencrypted passwords. The leak involves multiple services; popular names such as: Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Hotmail and Mail.ru.

The security firm that discovered the breach, Hold Security, believes that many of the accounts involved in this leak have not been previously leaked. According to its analysis there are over 272 million unique email and unencrypted password pairs, where 42.5 million have not been previously leaked.”

If you don’t already have two-factor authorization for these email services enabled, go change your password, cool?

Millions of accounts for webmail providers leaked: Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Hotmail and more

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