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5 Million Gmail Passwords Leaked

5 Million Gmail Passwords Leaked 2014-09-11

NEW YORK — At least 5 million Gmail addresses and passwords were collected and posted on a Russian Bitcoin forum on Wednesday.

Although the massive numbers of Gmail credentials are public, Google says its servers were not breached. The list could potentially be from a previous hack.

“We have no evidence that our systems have been compromised,” said Google (GOOGL, Tech30) spokeswoman Caroline Matthews.

There is no telling if the accounts and passwords are even authentic, the company said.

Regardless, Google has locked out any accounts that were included in the leaks and advises its users to create stronger passwords to keep their account secure.

If you want know if your account has been compromised, Google will be posting a blog post soon about the potential breach.