Russian internet giant hacked, leaking 98 million accounts

Zack Whittaker reports on yet another 2012 hack where the data are first being leaked publicly:

Russian internet portal and email provider has become the latest victim in a growing list of historical hacks.

Breach notification site, which obtained a copy of an internal customer database, said the attack dates back to February 17, 2012.

More than 98.1 million accounts were in the database, including usernames, email addresses, social account data, and passwords, the group said in a blog post. Unlike other major breaches, those passwords were stored in unencrypted plaintext, meaning anyone at the company could easily see passwords.

Read more on ZDNet.

About the author: Dissent

Comments are closed.