2688918 million stolen passwords
- Apr 7, 2014http://www.zdnet.com/18-million-email-addresses-and-passwords-stolen-in-germany-7000028082/
> April 7, 2014That's just one botnet.
> Last week, authorities in the German city of Verden reportedly discovered
> one of the country's largest cases of identity theft, where up to
> 18 million email addresses and their associated passwords
> may have been stolen.
> The stolen identities were discovered in the context of an investigation
> into a botnet which is being used to send spam emails from stolen
> email addresses, according to the BSI. "The botnet is still in operation,"
> according to a statement issued on Monday by the BSI, and
> "the stolen identities are being actively exploited."
> Of the 18 million email users affected, three million are based in Germany.