Wednesday March 05, 2014

360 Million Stolen Login Credentials Found Online

Holy crap, that sure is a lot of stolen user names and passwords.

A security firm says it has found 360 million login credentials, mostly with unencrypted passwords, on black-market websites frequented by online criminals. Alex Holden, chief information security officer of Milwaukee-based Hold Security, told Reuters Tuesday (Feb. 25) that the credentials آ— username and password pairs آ—came from multiple data breaches and were collected during the first three weeks of February.