The Collector hacks 272 million email password

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It may be time to update the password for your email. Usernames and passwords for more than 250 million stolen Yahoo Mail, Gmail, Hotmail, and other accounts are being swapped around in Russia’s criminal underworld, according to Reuters.

These stolen accounts were discovered by Hold Security, where researchers found a Russian hacker, dubbed as “the Collector,” bragging that he was ready to “give away” these credentials, which totaled 1.17 billion records. The security company eliminated duplicates, and found the total number of compromised accounts to be 272.3 million.

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Source Credits: Julian Chokkattu in Digital Trends

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