Near 5 Million Gmail passwords hacked and leaked online. A huge database containing 4.93 million Google usernames and passwords was uploaded on a Russian bitcoin forum.
According to RussianTimes.com “The accounts are mostly those of Google users and give access to Gmail mail service, G+ social network and other products of the US-based internet giant. The forum user tvskit, who published the file, claimed that 60 percent of the passwords were valid, with some users confirming that they found their data in the base, reports CNews, a popular Russian IT news website.”
A Google spokesman told Fast Company about this password breach says “The security of our users’ information is a top priority for us.”We have no evidence that our systems have been compromised, but whenever we become aware that accounts may have been, we take steps to help those users secure their accounts.”