What do you get when you cross a dozen Russian criminal hackers with 420,000 websites with an SQL injection vulnerability? You get 4.5 billion compromised user records in the hands of those hackers. On Tuesday, the New York Times reported that Hold Security of Milwaukee, Wisconsin discovered a database filled with stolen credentials. Alex Holden, […]
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