The hackers don’t appear to be selling the data just yet
By Jeremy Kirk
Russian-speaking hackers have breached 97 websites, mostly dating-related, and stolen login credentials, putting hundreds of thousands of users at risk.
Many of the websites are niche dating ones similar to Ashley Madison, according to a list compiled by Hold Security, a Wisconsin-based company that specializes in analyzing data breaches. A few are job-related sites.
Batches of stolen information were found on a server by the companys analysts, said Alex Holden, Hold Securitys founder and CTO. The server, for some reason, was not password protected, allowing analysis of its contents, he said.
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