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Steal the Internet: 1.2 Billion Passwords Hacked

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Another day, another cyber hack attack.

But hey, listen up — this heist is humongous! A Russian cyber crime ring has stolen more than 1.2 billion usernames and passwords.

That’s billion with a “B”.

The ring also ripped off 500 million email address.

“On the Internet, I don`t think anybody`s safe. I think they can get any information they want.”  Kathy Carpenter said.

The ground named Cybervor, which is Russian for cyber thief, also penetrated 420,000 website.

“I’m not terribly scared but if there`s more found out that I need to worry about, then I guess I could change my passwords- if needed.”

If you’re wondering how long it takes to steal one billion usernames, password plus 500 million email address… the answer is several years.

“Passwords and hacking, it’s just a fact of- you know if you’re going to be on the Internet, there’s going to be some inherent dangers and some risks you have to take,” Tony Nowobieski said.

Wisconsin based, Hold Security uncovered the massive breach.

They haven’t revealed the list of compromised websites but hinted it includes some very familiar companies.

So, it looks like it’s time to change all your passwords again.

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