>25m accounts stolen after Russian mail.ru forums hacked

Two hackers were able to steal email addresses and easily crackable passwords from three separate forums in this latest hack.

Two hackers carried out attacks on three separate game-related forums in July and August. One forum alone accounted for almost half of the breached data — a little under 13 million records; the other two forums make up over 12 million records.

The databases were stolen in early August, according to breach notification site LeakedSource.com, which obtained a copy of the databases.

The hackers’ names aren’t known, but they used known SQL injection vulnerabilities found in older vBulletin forum software to get access to the databases.

Source: Millions of accounts stolen after Russian forums hacked

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