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5 Million Gmail Accounts Passwords Leaked

All most 5 million Gmail accounts have been leaked at a Russian forum related to Bitcoin. The accounts have been posted on the forum in an archived file and can be downloaded by anyone.

The account holders are mostly English, Russian, and Spanish and 60 percent of accounts were active. The leak became known after a user posted a link to the log-in credentials on Reddit frequented by hackers, professional and aspiring.



The origin of the email addresses and passwords still isn’t known although FreedomHacker writes that “many are speculating the email addresses were leaked from another website or a compilation of other websites and not from Google itself.” 

However, Google has locked out anyone whose email account was included in the leak. The company is directing them to this Google site to reset their password and regain access to their account.

A Google spokesman said many of the passwords in question were likely taken from a website other than Google.







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