over 3 billion Gmail and Hotmail passwords leaked online

“The mother of all leaks”, laments the technological information site BGR while a massive theft, called “Comb”, leaked online a database of 3.2 billion stolen passwords. Some already fear “the largest collection of stolen connection data ever shared online”.

In fact, last week, these billions of login credentials to sites such as Netflix, LinkedIn, Gmail or Hotmail leaked on hacking forums. “Comb” is not un hacking “unpublished” but rather the compilation of past breaches broadcast on the web.

As the Belgian daily explains Sudinfo.be, in total, hackers have accumulated 15.2 billion accounts hacked and over 2.5 billion unique emails, according to reports from CyberNews.

Among the stolen data, we find the identifiers of 117 million LinkedIn accounts leaked in 2021 and access to the Netflix site. “At least part of your data is almost certainly taken into account in this flaw”, estimates BGR.

The newspaper specializing in technology has put online search engine to check if your account is among the leaks exposed on the internet.

What are the risks ?

If your information has been collected, hackers can access and use your email and password combinations to hack your other accounts.

In the event of a your data, the site CyberNews will tell you “which data breach is responsible”.

It is recommended that you quickly change your passwords and set up access to two factors on email accounts to ensure their security.

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