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U.S. firm says Russian gang stole 1.2 billion Internet credentials

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(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.

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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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