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Less than 2% of leaked Gmail accounts active - Google

September 11, 2014, 19:30 UTC+3 MOSCOW
The leak of some 5 million logins and passwords of Russian, Spanish and English-speaking Gmail users was reported by CNews website on Wednesday
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MOSCOW, September 11. /ITAR-TASS/. Less than two percent of the leaked Gmail accounts' logins and passwords appeared to be active, Google Russia said in its official blog on Thursday.

The leak of some 5 million logins and passwords of Russian, Spanish and English-speaking Gmail users was reported by CNews website on Wednesday a day after the leak of Mail.ru passwords and two days after Yandex accounts were leaked.

"The checks have shown that that less than two percent of the accounts were active and our system would have automatically blocked the accounts in case of hacking attempts. We took measures to protect these accounts and informed their owners of the necessity to change passwords," Google Russia said.

The global IT giant also said that hacking was the cause of the leak.

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