Billions of Gmail, Outlook, Android, and iPhone users warned over '700million login hack' – check accounts right now | The Sun

A SHOCKING report has revealed how many login credentials were stolen last year and how many devices were infected.

A staggering 721.5 million credentials were stolen and 22 million devices infected, according to the latest Identity Exposure Report from the experts at SpyCloud.

Around 50% of the stolen data was taken by tools called "infostealers".

Trevor Hilligoss, director of security research at SpyCloud, explained: "The pervasive use of infostealers is a dangerous trend because these attacks open the door for bad actors like Initial Access Brokers, who sell malware logs containing accurate authentication data to ransomware syndicates and other criminals.

"Infostealers are easy, cheap, and scalable, creating a thriving underground economy with an 'anything-as-a-service' model to enable cybercrime.

"This broker/operator partnership is a lucrative business with a relatively low cost of entry."

If you're worried about one of your logins being compromised, there's a site that can have a look for you. will scan your email address against known data breaches and alert you to any matches.

The website is regularly updated with the ever-growing list of data leaks.

It also lets you type in a password you're worried about to see if it's been involved in a data breach.

Most read in News Tech


Seven predictions for tomorrow's Spring Budget and what it means for you


BBC sitcom AXED after just one season


Shamed star Gary Glitter sent back to jail just a month after release


Teacher 'murdered partner then wrote "chilling" confession about alter ego'

It has a section where you can type in any email address or phone number you're concerned about.

Whether you use Gmail, Outlook, iPhone, or Android, all numbers and accounts can be checked.

All you need to do is visit this website and type in your details to find out if they've been released in one of the many data breaches in recent years.

The website can tell you how many breaches your information has been involved in and some information about those breaches.

If it's one or more you'll be advised to update your passwords.

Source: Read Full Article