U.S. firm says Russian gang stole 1.2 billion Internet credentials
(Reuters) - A cybersecurity firm said it has uncovered about 1.2 billion Internet logins and passwords and more than 500 million email addresses amassed by a Russian crime ring, the largest known collection of such stolen data, the New York Times reported on Tuesday.
Hold Security of Milwaukee, Wis., which discovered the credentials, said they were stolen from some 420,000 websites, according to the report.
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