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Windows 7: Hackers access 16 million email accounts in Germany


22 Jan 2014   #1

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Hackers access 16 million email accounts in Germany

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Millions of Germans have had their passwords and usernames for websites stolen, the country’s Federal Office for Online Security (BSI) revealed on Tuesday.

The BSI said 16 million accounts containing passwords and email addresses had been compromised, according to information passed to it by law enforcement agencies and research institutions.

Authorities have set up a website where internet users can check if they have been affected, but the site crashed soon after it went up on Tuesday.
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24 Jan 2014   #2
NoN

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Well..just never let payment methods on website for your next buy! Hackers or Governments ?...i feel they are spying on me and rip me off that "mental money" everyday!
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24 Jan 2014   #3

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Which sites were affected?
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25 Jan 2014   #4

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The digital theft of millions of usernames and passwords was revealed by the Federal Office for Online Security (BSI) on Tuesday, but details of the cyber-attack remain unclear.
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Apparently you have to go to the website they set up to see if your email is on the list.

A Guy
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25 Jan 2014   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
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The digital theft of millions of usernames and passwords was revealed by the Federal Office for Online Security (BSI) on Tuesday, but details of the cyber-attack remain unclear.
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Apparently you have to go to the website they set up to see if your email is on the list.

A Guy
That sounds like the sort of thing a phishing campaign would suggest.
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