Spyware, viruses, & security forum: NEWS - February 26, 2014

by: Carol~ February 26, 2014 1:46 PM PST

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NEWS - February 26, 2014

by Carol~ Moderator - 2/26/14 1:46 PM

360 million recently compromised passwords for sale online

"Login credentials from multiple services available in underground crime forums"

Underscoring the insecurity of many online dating, job, and e-mail services, security researchers said that they have tracked almost 360 million compromised login credentials for sale in underground crime forums over the past three weeks.

The haul, which included an additional 1.25 billion records containing only e-mail addresses, came from multiple breaches, according to a statement posted Tuesday by Hold Security. The biggest single list contained 105 million details, making it among the bigger online finds, the firm told Reuters. The cache included e-mail addresses that most likely served as user names and corresponding passwords. It remains unclear what service the account credentials unlock.

Continued: http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/02/360-million-recently-compromised-passwords-for-sale-online/

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