Gmail: More than 3 Billion Passwords Leaked, Here’s How to Verify Yours


A massive attack led to the leak of 3.2 billion accounts and passwords belonging to the Gmail and Hotmail platforms. However, a tool allows you to know if you are concerned.

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This is a huge blow to Google. Almost 3.2 billion Gmail and Hotmail accounts and passwords have been made public on the darkweb. In question ? A massive cyberattack called Comb, which has obviously borne fruit, to the point that many already fear the heist of the century….

Especially since Comb does not only concern Gmail, but also Netflix, LinkedIn and Hotmail. In total, more than 15.2 billion accounts have been disclosed in this way, reports the Cybernews site. As you can imagine, the situation is particularly critical. In addition to the large number of accounts affected by this attack, our email address is often the gateway to all of our other online accounts.

How do I know if I am affected?

To find out if your Gmail account is one of the unlucky ones disclosed on the darkweb, Cybernews has created a dedicated site able to tell you if your Gmail or Hotmail mail has been compromised. You just need to enter your address. Be careful to test all your accounts!

Credits Cybernews

If you are one of those affected, don’t delay. To avoid unpleasant surprises, we advise you to act as quickly as possible, by immediately changing your password, by choosing a sufficiently secure key, and above all unique.

When in doubt, this attack at least has the merit of reminding us how dependent we are on our email addresses. It is therefore best to change all of your passwords now, even if they have not been officially hacked.

Even for your LinkedIn and Netflix accounts. On a day-to-day basis, it is also preferable to opt for a two-factor authentication system, as well as a password manager. Many are chargeable but some are free, like KeePass which is also included in the list of the interministerial base of free software recommended by the State.


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