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Russian Criminals Steal 1.2 Billion Usernames and Passwords

You may want to start changing your passwords. A team of Russian gangsters has just pulled off one of the biggest online heists in history. The New York Times has confirmed that the criminal group stole more than 500 million email addresses and nearly 1.2 billion username and password combinations for 420,000 websites in the U.S. and Russia. The massive breach was discovered by the firm Hold Security—though citing a privacy agreements, they would not reveal what sites were effected. At this point, the experts do not believe the data has been sold; instead the hackers are using it to send spam across several major social networks …

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