gmail, yahoo, usoft, etc. mail all hacked

Posted by ewv 8 years, 2 months ago to Technology
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Warning to those with gmail, yahoo, usoft and many other providers of email: change your password if you still can.

Also a warning to anyone receiving email from hijacked accounts. You are more likely to be hit with a virus from an email you think it is from someone you trust.

"... There's a hacker who calls himself 'The Collector' and is now allegedly behind one of the largest security and email breaches in recent history. This breach is happening right now and affects almost every single person with an email account, whether you have Gmail, Microsoft Outlook (or Hotmail), Yahoo Mail or many others.

"Cybersecurity experts estimate that The Collector has up to 1.7 billion email account passwords in his or her possession..."

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  • Posted by ObjectiveAnalyst 8 years, 2 months ago
    Hello ewv,
    I find the fact that our government thinks itself capable of finding terrorists by collecting our every electronic transmission, yet apparently incapable of finding pond scum like this and effectively dealing with them evidence of their own putrefaction.
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