How You Helped a Russian Hacking Ring Steal 1.2 Billion Passwords

Russian hackers access over 1 billion passwords
This week Hold Security shared disturbing news that a small circuit of Russian hackers has collected over a billion usernames, passwords and other information which can be used to steal identities, and commit theft. The company, based in Milwaukee, is made up of security contractors and researchers, and it has been responsible for uncovering some of the worst hacks in recent history. Alex Holden, the owner, spoke in detail to the New York Times about the profile his firm has developed on the extent of this scam.

It appears, the hackers based in a small city in South Central Russia, gathered customer information from 420,000 websites, large and small. Hold Security would not disclose which w


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One Response to How You Helped a Russian Hacking Ring Steal 1.2 Billion Passwords

  1. Frank says:

    Great article. I recommend using a Sticky Password for all the work with passwords, but there are also many other password managers like Lastpass and Dashlane which will do the job.

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