Phoenix Technology News Beijing on August 6th news, according to "New York Times" online edition reported that the U.S. network security company Hold Security said on Tuesday that Russian hackers carried out so far the largest known Internet information theft, stealing 1 billion 200 million username and password and more than 500 million email address.
Hold Security said the Russian hacker organizations collect confidential information from 42 sites, from well-known well-known websites to small sites. The hacker group is located in a small city in central and southern Russia, their computer servers are believed to be in russia. Hold Security had previously exposed major hacking incidents, including hundreds of millions of user information stolen last year, Adobe.
Hold Security signed a confidentiality agreement, and taking into account the vulnerability of some sites still exist, the security company did not disclose the name of these stolen sites. "Hackers not only aimed at the United States for any company, they can invade the site, from Fortune 500 companies to a small website," Hold Security, founder and chief information security officer Alex · Holden (Alex Holden) said, "most websites are now still in vulnerability."
New York Times hired experts to analyze the stolen information database, confirmed the authenticity of the information. Another expert said that some large companies have found their user information stolen. (compiler / Xiao rain)