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100 million logins leaked due to website's weak encryption

100 million logins leaked due to website's weak encryption
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As cybercriminals step up their efforts to steal your personal information and money, it doesn't seem safe anywhere these days. Malware, ransomware and phishing emails are a few of the devious attacks we are always looking out for. Ransomware attacks alone quadrupled in the first quarter of 2016 from the same period of 2015.

Cybercrime is so rampant that an estimated 37,000 websites are hacked every single day. Now, we've learned of another massive cyber attack that has exposed almost 100 million user credentials.

The Trustwave Global Security Report states that in 2014, only 19 percent of data breaches were detected by the victims. In 2015, that number jumped to 41 percent, which means that companies did get a little better at knowing when they were compromised. While it would be ideal if they avoided data breaches in the first place, it is a slight improvement.

LeakedSource discovered the latest mega data breach of the Russian website and email service Rambler. The hack was just reported but was actually carried out in 2012. Over 98 million username/email addresses and passwords were stolen from the site.

Rambler is a very popular site and is thought of as the "Russian version of Yahoo." Hackers were able to steal the data pretty easily since Rambler did not encrypt the sensitive data. The stolen database has been verified to be accurate by security experts.

Data breaches are very common and have been going on for years. One good way of avoiding falling victim is to update your passwords with a stronger version. Read our story on why "ilovefreshsashimituna" is a great password for some helpful ideas.

 

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Source: Qz
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