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Russia hackers loot 1.2 billion passwords, says US security firm

Records linked to 500m unique e-mail addresses

[WASHINGTON] A gang of hackers in Russia has amassed 1.2 billion sets of looted user names and passwords, according to a US security company that said it is the largest known cache of stolen personal information.

The pilfered records, associated with about 500 million unique e-mail...

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