Nearly 5 million Gmail usernames and passwords leaked online

In a latest data breach incident, a database containing nearly 4.93 million usernames and passwords for Google accounts like Gmail have been reportedly posted online by cyber criminals.

By Shruti Saxena | Last Updated: Sep 12, 2014, 00:27 AM IST
Nearly 5 million Gmail usernames and passwords leaked online

Zee Media Bureau/Shruti Saxena

New Delhi: In a latest data breach incident, a database containing nearly 4.93 million usernames and passwords for Google accounts like Gmail have been reportedly posted online by cyber criminals.

According to reports, the data accounts of English, Spanish, and Russian-speaking were published on a Russian Bitcoin security forum by hackers on late Tuesday.

Further, the users who used the forum claimed that about 60% of the passwords were valid and very much active.

However, the Internet Giant Google in a statement to media said, “It had no evidence that our systems have been compromised”.

The incident was reported after the leak was reported a day after nearly 4.6 million Mail.ru accounts and over 1.25 million Yandex email Ids were leaked.