Russia gang hacks 1.2 billion usernames and passwords

6 August 2014

Dr Steven Murdoch (UCL Computer Science) comments on the supposed hacking of 1.2 billion usernames and passwords belonging to more than 500 million email addresses, believed to be the "largest data breach known to date". Read: BBC News, Listen: BBC Radio 5 Live ‘Shelagh Fogarty’ (from 1 hour 29 mins), More: BBC World Service 'Tech Tent' (from 1 min 22 secs)