DATA BREACHES

What Happened

Web Based E-Mail Service

5 million Gmail account passwords leaked to a forum, alongside passwords from other email providers. Close inspection revealed the user details to be old (3+ years). Multiple individual targeted hacks of third party websites where people used their Gmail IDs, rather than one big data leak, suspected to be the method. Gmail itself was not hacked.

How You Could Prevent This Attack

5 million Gmail account passwords leaked to a forum, alongside passwords from other email providers. Close inspection revealed the user details to be old (3+ years). Multiple individual targeted hacks of third party websites where people used their Gmail IDs, rather than one big data leak, suspected to be the method. Gmail itself was not hacked.s.

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