Surprisingly, the Russian service didn’t encrypt any sensitive data, so it was easy for hackers to discern people’s passwords and information once they breached the database.
In theory, it also means a malicious hacker could log into an account.
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The cyber attack is the latest in a recent string of data breaches.
A Russian social media site, VK.com, was hacked in late 2012 or early 2013 and exposed the data for its entire user base.
This time, it’s from Rambler, a Russian website and email service that’s essentially a version of Yahoo.
The hack dates back to 2012, and 98 million accounts had their information exposed, including usernames, email addresses, and passwords, according to Leaked Source, a data breach monitoring service.
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The service says it’s processing other “massive breaches” and will be announcing them slowly.
“We have so many databases waiting to be added that if we were to add one per day it would still take multiple years to finish them all.
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