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Russian hackers amass 1.2 billion stolen Web credentials

Martyn Williams | Aug. 6, 2014
The hackers collected data on a massive scale, 'so it affects absolutely everybody,' security firm says.

Hold Security tracks online breaches on behalf of its customers and has uncovered some major hacks in the past. Last October it uncovered the theft of 153 million credentials from Adobe Systems, and a month later revealed a breach at dating site operator Cupid Media that exposed 42 million records.

This story was updated at 3:27 PM with additional information.

 

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