They reveal massive robbery of accounts of used e-mails more
One is 272 million robbed accounts of Mail.ru, more popular service of e-mail of Russia, and a smaller number of users of Google, Yahoo and Microsoft.
Hundreds of million names of users and passwords of e-mails and other sites are offered by a hacker to criminals in forums of Internet in Russia, shelp to Reuters an expert in security.
The discovery of 272.3 million robbed accounts includes a majority of users of Mail.ru, the service of more popular e-mail of Russia, and a smaller number of users of Google, Yahoo and Microsoft, shelp Alex Holden, founder and president of information of security in Hold Security.
After eliminating duplicates, Holden shelp, the package of information contained almost 57 million accounts of Mail.ru, a great part of the 64 million active monthly users of e-mail that Mail.ru shelp had at the end of the past year.
The accounts of Yahoo Mail were some 40 million, or a 15 percent of 272 identified million, whereas 33 million, or 12 percent, belonged to users of Microsoft Hotmail, and 9 percent, or almost 24 million, were of Gmail, according to Holden, who added that thousand of accounts of suppliers of electronic mail Chinese Germans were and.
Thousand of other combinations of robbed users and passwords they seemed to belong to employees of some of the bigger American companies of the sectors banking, industrial and retail, Holden added.
“This information is strong. She is floating that way in the low bottoms and this person has shown who is prepared to give it to people who treat it well”, Holden shelp.
After being informed on the potential robbery of e-mail accounts, the spokeswoman of Mail.ru, Madina Tayupova, shelp to Reuters: “We are checking if some of the combinations of user/password corresponds to post office of users and if they are still active”.
A spokesman of Microsoft, in as much, shelp that the robbery of identities online was an unfortunate reality. Yahoo and Google did not respond orders by declarations.
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