Wednesday, August 6, 2014

An "Outsiders' Newsflash: On How Vulnerable We Truly Are :-(

The New York Times Reported On the Russia Mafia having been able to gain information on over 1.2 Billion People.  The Fight For Virtual Freedom continues ever more that holds back attempts to create a true "Vision of the possible":

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BREAKING NEWSTuesday, August 5, 2014 4:17 PM EDT
Russian Crime Ring Gains Internet Security Data on 1.2 Billion
A Russian crime ring has amassed the largest known collection of stolen Internet credentials, including 1.2 billion username and password combinations and more than 500 million email addresses, security researchers say.
The records, discovered by Hold Security, a firm in Milwaukee, include confidential material gathered from 420,000 websites, ranging from household names to small Internet sites. Hold Security has a history of uncovering significant hacks, including the theft last year of tens of millions of records from Adobe Systems.
Hold Security would not name the victims, citing nondisclosure agreements and a reluctance to name companies whose sites remained vulnerable. At the request of The New York Times, a security expert not affiliated with Hold Security analyzed the database of stolen credentials and confirmed it was authentic. Another computer crime expert who had reviewed the data, but was not allowed to discuss it publicly, said some big companies were aware that their records were among the stolen information.


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