What happened and it’s ramifications are discussed in several articles below.
it might not be a bad idea to check to see if any of your Google logins/passwords were part of the content shared online. A link to a database where you can check is also found below.
As several articles also point out this might be a good reminder to consider using two-step authorization with Google and the growing number of online services that provide it. While no tool is perfect, using two-step authorization does offer some extra features to keep services more of a challenge for others to hack into.
- 4.93 million Gmail usernames and passwords published, Google says ‘no evidence’ its systems were compromised (via The Next Web)