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August 6, 2014

Latest Cyber Security Breach: 1.2B Passwords Stolen

Companies large and small appear to have been targeted in what is being described as the largest known data breach to date.

As first reported by The New York Times, a Russian crime ring amassed billions of stolen Internet credentials, including 1.2 billion user name and password combinations and more than 500 million email addresses.

The NYT said it had a security expert not affiliated with Hold Security analyze the database of stolen credentials and confirm its authenticity.

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