Massive Russian hack has researchers scratching their heads
Don’t worry, you’re not the only one with more questions than answers about the 1.2 billion user credentials amassed by Russian hackers.
Some security researchers on Wednesday said it’s still unclear just how serious the discovery is, and they faulted the company that uncovered the database, Hold Security, for not providing more details about what it discovered.
“The only way we can know if this is a big deal is if we know what the information is and where it came from,” said Chester Wisniewski, a senior security advisor at Sophos. “But I can’t answer that because the people who disclosed this decided they want to make money off of this. There’s no way for others to verify.”