Emergency, two hundred million more email accounts sold illegally in Russia


Hundreds of millions of email accounts reported to have been sold illegally in Russia. Email accounts being traded is a Gmail, Hotmail, and Yahoo Mail.


Alex Holden, Chief Information Security from Hold Security said that there are about 272 300 000 e-mail accounts that have been stolen and sold by parties who are not responsible.

The third addition to the popular email service, email Mail.ru which was known as the Russian e-mail service is also ‘missed’ as much as 57 million accounts.

Once examined, Yahoo Mail account hacked account has reached 40 million, or as much as 15 percent. While as many as 33 million Hotmail account or 12 percent, while the Gmail account is only about 24 million in the account or nine percent.

Not only email account, Holden also revealed that he found thousands of combinations of usernames and passwords stolen from bank employees, manufacturing and retail companies United States.

The danger, according to Holden, this information could be given to people who are not responsible. These credentials can instead be abused many times.

Meanwhile, a spokesman for Mail.ru Tayupova Madina, said it was checking whether the combination of username and password as email users and is still active and will warn users who have teretas to immediately replace username and password as soon as possible.