GovInfo Security Article: Google Locks Down Stolen Credentials

Google Locks Down Stolen Credentials

Read the full article, which has Ryan Wilk, Director of Customer Success, gives his thoughts on the bigger security potential of the Google Hack, over at GovInfo Security.

Search Giant Says Its Systems Were Not Breached By Mathew J. Schwartz, September 11, 2014 — In the wake of a list of 5 million stolen Gmail usernames and passwords appearing on the Internet, Google says it has locked down all affected accounts. The search giant says that it’s detected no breach of its systems that might have resulted in the credential dump and suggests the information came from other sources.

“We’re always monitoring for these dumps so we can respond quickly to protect our users. This week, we identified several lists claiming to contain Google and other Internet providers’ credentials,” Google’s spam and abuse team says in a “cleaning up after password dumps” blog post. [read more]