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Russian Hackers Release 5 Million Gmail Usernames and Passwords Online

Sep 25, 2014 // Jonathan Lee

A combination of recent phishing scams and weak passwords resulted in a massive e-mail hack. Usernames and passwords from Gmail and two Russian-language services, Yandex and, were made public. Sources say that if your e-mail has been compromised, it is likely that the leaked passwords are too old to grant hackers access. However, it is still recommended to be on the safe side and check out websites such as ‘Is my e-mail leaked’ to see the security status of your e-mail. And, of course, change your password to something more complicated and more secure to prevent future hacks. To help you get started, here is our recommended password generator, provided by CommonKey.