5 million Gmail passwords appear on the web

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A member of a Russian forum today posted nearly 5 million Gmail passwords, of which 2% of accounts are still active and can be accessed by anyone on the internet.

The user in question does not explain how he obtained access to the information, but a Google representative said that the list comes from hacking and phishing actions in order to steal data from individual users.

The company also pointed out that Gmail’s servers have not been breached and that the list has outdated data.

If your email is on the list, you must change your password immediately.

Another tip is the activation of the two-step verification technology, which prevents access in case of password theft.