5 million ‘compromised’ Google accounts leaked
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A database of what appears to be some 5 million login and password pairs for Google accounts has been leaked to a Russian cyber security internet forum. It follows similar leaks of account data for popular Russian web services.
Yesterday, on Bitcoin security board a post was made by the forum users 'tvskit' which includes the text file on post, and the text file containing the alleged compromised accounts data of Google users. The list contains about 4.93 million entries and the accounts are mostly those of Google users and give access to Gmail mail service, G+ social network and other Google products too.
Till yet Google have not mention anything on the breach or the leaked data, but Google Russian had started investigating for the alleged leaked data. As for the users security, Google advised its users to immediately change the password and also choose strong password. Further more Search giants also recommend to enable two-step login verification to protect their accounts.
Just before of this leak, two similar leaks were also affected to the Mail.ru and Yandex, both popular Russian Internet service. On this leak, there were 4.66 million entries of Mail.ru and 1.26 million entries was of Yandex,
For Mail.ru and Yandex leaks, both firm have said that the majority of the entries listed was obsolete or suspended. Companies have confirmed that there database were not breached, and the leaked data was accumulated over years through phishing and other forms of hacking attacks on users.
If you want to check whether your Google, Mail.ru or Yandex account is also in the leaked or not then Simply check this site and put your Gmail address (Mail.ru id or Yandex), finally click on Check It. The site will search for your id address in the leaked data base and display you the results.