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Disclosure of Russian password hack seems like fake antivirus scam Print E-mail
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Source: CSO Online - Posted by Alex   
Latest News There were plenty of hyperbolic, sky-is-falling headlines yesterday about news that a Russian criminal organization has amassed over a billion compromised passwords. The information was vague and scarce on details, though, and accompanied by a pitch to sell a service from a virtually unknown security vendor. The whole thing feels like a marketing stunt, or a fake antivirus scam perpetrated on a global level. Let me back up one step, and say that I donít actually believe itís a scam. It just has many of the same attributes of a fake AV scam. Hold Security isnít a household name, but it was involved in exposing the Adobe data breach last year, and there is no reason to assume the breach theyíre reporting this time isnít true.

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