eSecurity Planet: Hacker Publishes 5 Million Gmail Addresses, Passwords

Hacker Publishes 5 Million Gmail Addresses, Passwords
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For the full article over at eSecurity Planet.

Google says the leaked credentials were not the result of a breach of its systems, and less than two percent of them would have worked for Gmail. By Jeff Goldman | Posted September 12, 2014

On September 9, 2014, a user named tvskit published a link to 4,929,090 Gmail addresses and passwords on the Russian Bitcoin Security forum.

In his post, tvskit claimed that at least 60 percent of the passwords were still valid.

The following day, however, Google published a blog post stating that less than 2 percent of the username and password combinations would have worked for Gmail, and that even in those cases, Google Security would have likely blocked malicious login attempts. [read more]