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Yahoo, Google, Microsoft web mail (Hotmail) – Password Change Needed


It’s time to change your web mail passwords on Yahoo, Google, and Microsoft’s Hotmail.

A *GIANT* cache of compromised email addresses and passwords were found on the dark web this week. Yahoo Mail credentials numbered 40 million, or 15 percent of the 272 million unique IDs discovered. Meanwhile, 33 million, or 12 percent, were Microsoft Hotmail accounts and 9 percent, or nearly 24 million, were Gmail.

A full report can be found at: <https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/hundreds-millions-email-accounts-hacked-traded-online-says-expert-n568491>

Jeff Dunker
Communications and Network Services
05/06/2016