About five million Google accounts and their passwords, mostly of Russia-based users, are suspected to have been leaked online, according to International Business Times.
A text file was reportedly uploaded to the Bitcoin Security Forum containing the database of all the compromised accounts. We're told about 60% of the accounts affected are in active status. The breach also affects Google platforms such as YouTube.
Gmail users are now being urged to change their passwords immediately and be sure to use a two-step authentication.
Source: International Business Times UK