Hacking of G Mail passwords

Recently, it was reported in the media that more than 4.93 million gmail account passwords are hacked and released through torrrent. There was also a website which provided a verification of whether a particular email address was included in this dump or not.

Subsequently it was also reported that Google had advised the affected account holders to change the passwords leading to a speculation that the Google had admitted the hacking of its resources.

It has been subsequently been explained by independent security professionals that Google stores the passwords only in encrypted form and hence even if there appears to be a compromise of a gmail password it might not have occurred through hacking of a Google server and could have possibly occured through other websites where users might have used the gmail account credentials along with a password which might be the same as what they use for the google accounts.

Related News 1

Related news 2

It was also interesting to note that there was a separate news that the terrorist organizations  ISIS is trying to establish a domination in the Cyber Space and develop Cyber war capabilities in the name of  “Cyber Caliphate”.

Cyber Caliphate news

Naavi

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

About Vijayashankar Na

Naavi is a veteran Cyber Law specialist in India and is presently working from Bangalore as an Information Assurance Consultant. Pioneered concepts such as ITA 2008 compliance, Naavi is also the founder of Cyber Law College, a virtual Cyber Law Education institution. He now has been focusing on the projects such as Secure Digital India and Cyber Insurance
This entry was posted in Cyber Crime. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.