“We can’t confirm that it is indeed as much as 60 percent, but a great amount of the leaked data is legitimate,” said Peter Kruse, the chief technology officer of CSIS Security Group.
GOOGLE SAYS NO SECURITY BREACH:Google, on its part, believes that the usernames and passwords didn’t come from a security breach of its system. That means, the credentials had been stolen by phishing campaigns and unauthorized access to user accounts.
“It’s important to note that in this case and in others, the leaked usernames and passwords were not the result of a breach of Google systems,” Google, which operates Gmail email service, explained in a post on its online security blog. “Often, these credentials are obtained through a combination of other sources.”
“We found that less than 2% of the username and password combinations might have worked, and our automated anti-hijacking systems would have blocked many of those login attempts. We’ve protected the affected accounts and have required those users to reset their passwords.”CHECK IF YOU ARE AFFECTED: A website called isleaked.com allows users to check if their email address is among those leaked. People who are concerned about the security of their account are advised to go ahead and change their password.DOWNLOAD THE COMPLETE LIST OF HACKED GMAIL ACCOUNTS WITHOUT PASSWORDS. CLICK HEREBest way to prevent hacks of your Gmail account is to enable the 2-way security system. Please change your Gmail password and enable your 2-way verification today.
Gmail accounts has been compromised with all the gmail username and passwords leaked online. Millions of Gmail accout username and passwords have been stolen and made publicly available. Read more to know the list of Gmail accounts that has been compromised.
The website that published the email addresses that has been compromised is Russian. The credentials seem to be old and likely they are collected from different sources, where the used to register using their Gmail addresses.
5 MILLION GMAIL CREDENTIALS LEAKED ONLINE
The news broke when a user posted a link to the log-in credentials on Reddit frequented by hackers, professional and aspiring. But the archive file containing nearly 5 million Gmail addresses and plain text passwords was posted on Russian Bitcoin security forum known as btcsec.com on Tuesday night by a user with the online alias “tvskit”, according to C News, a Russian news outlet.