Russia's advanced interceptor may become unmanned in futureMilitary & Defense August 22, 15:58
Foreign space agencies take interest in Soyuz-5 rocketScience & Space August 22, 15:48
Best photos of 'Great American Eclipse'Science & Space August 22, 14:36
Russian, Austrian scientists create nano lightbulb breakthroughScience & Space August 22, 14:33
Russian telecom operator vows to introduce secure internet for defense plantsBusiness & Economy August 22, 14:24
Putin praises Army-2017 international military forumMilitary & Defense August 22, 14:15
Belarus invites Ukraine and NATO to monitor West-2017 military drillsMilitary & Defense August 22, 13:55
Russia may develop seven-tonne remote-controlled convertiplaneMilitary & Defense August 22, 13:53
Deliveries of Mi-28NM helicopters may start in 2018Military & Defense August 22, 13:39
“There were official statements from the companies that perpetrators received the passwords via fishing and virus attacks. But in order to assemble such a quantity of passwords by the largest botnets (a network of virus-containing computers), it takes at least a year or two,” Kovyrshin said.
“Since the released passwords are mostly simple, it could mean a theft of a deciphered password base with the simplest of them to be decoded. It’s still unclear how the base got into the hands of perpetrators, but it could be either an interior leakage or a use of vulnerable software,” he said.
On Monday, Internet edition HabraHabr reported that a list of more than 1 million passwords of Yandex e-mail users leaked. Mail.ru faced a disclosure of 4.7 million passwords.
Google discovered that 5 million passwords and logins from its e-mail service Gmail had leaked out as well.