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1.2 billion Internet passwords stolen

Wednesday, August 06, 2014 - 00:29

A cybersecurity firm says a Russian gang stole 1.2 billion Internet logins and passwords in the largest known breach of online credentials. Linda So reports.

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It's time to check your online passwords. The New York Times reports more than 1.2 billion Internet logins and passwords have been stolen by a Russian crime ring. It's the largest known breach of online credentials. A Wisconsin cybersecurity firm uncovered the theft of usernames, passwords, and email addresses. Hold Security says the information was stolen from some 420,000 websites but they are declining to identify which ones.

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1.2 billion Internet passwords stolen

Wednesday, August 06, 2014 - 00:29