Leave a comment

Change your Google password now: Millions of Gmail accounts leaked

Change your Google password now: Millions of Gmail accounts leaked

Russian hackers have apparently hacked millions of Google and Gmail accounts. Around 5 million passwords and usernames for the Google accounts are now posted online. The data just showed up on a Russian website forum. The poster, who goes by the name tvskit, claimed that 60% of the usernames and passwords are legitimate active accounts.

The hacked accounts are listed on the Russian website that's been the epicenter for some high-profile leaks over the last few days. The forum, btcsec.com, is dedicated to bitcoin security. Earlier this week, the site leaked 6 million Russian email and search accounts. This latest Google leak also contains several thousand usernames and passwords for the Russian search site Yandex.

Now, Google responded to the leaks claiming that most of the data in this hack is actually old information. Google suspects they were collected over years of phishing attacks on individual accounts, rather than a broad hack on any of Google's systems. Many of the accounts and passwords seem to be old and outdated. That being said, if you haven't changed your password in awhile, your account could still be at risk.

Next page: Instantly find out if your account was leaked
How the Internet Slowdown Day affects you
Previous Happening Now

How the Internet Slowdown Day affects you

My take on the iPhone 6, Apple Watch and more
Next Happening Now

My take on the iPhone 6, Apple Watch and more

View Comments ()