Yesterday evening, the New York Times posted an article claiming Russian hackers are in possession of “the largest known collection of stolen Internet credentials, including 1.2 billion username and password combinations and more than 500 million email addresses.” The massive amount of data supposedly comes from a variety of hacked websites, large and small, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to personal sites. It was retrieved by a hacker group that Hold Security – a security firm in contact with the group – has dubbed the CyberVors. There are a lot of questions that beg answers from the reports of this breach, but one thing remains true: the value in a stolen password comes from whether or not you reuse it on sites that are of value….
"1.2 Billion Credentials Were Lifted By Russian Hackers –
Posted on August 6, 2014 by Ashley Thurston"