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1.2 billion unique credentials, 500 million email addresses stolen by Russian cyber gang

2014/08/06

Softpedia – (International) Researchers with Hold Security found that a Russian cybercrime group dubbed "CyberVor" was able to collect 1.2 billion unique credentials from the Web sites of a wide variety of large and small businesses, as well as over 500 million email address credentials. The researchers reported that the cybercriminals used SQL injection attacks and later botnets that scanned sites on a large scale looking for SQL vulnerabilities to obtain the information.

Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/1-2-Billion-Unique-Credentials-500-Million-Email-Addresses-Stolen-by-Russian-Cyber-Gang-453677.shtml

Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at: http://www.dhs.gov/dhs-daily-open-source-infrastructure-report.


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