Millions of Gmail addresses and passwords were posted online Tuesday but the leak may not be quite as bad as originally thought, according to multiple published reports.
The private information of 5 million Gmail users was posted on a Russian Bitcoin forum, according to a report from the New York Daily News.
But according to a blog post from Google, “Less than 2 percent of the username and password combinations might have worked, and our automated anti-hijacking systems would have blocked many of those login attempts.”
The passwords posted appear to either be very old or were used to log in to accounts separate from Google, a security expert told Mashable.
The full list of usernames
Gmail users can check here to see if their accounts were hacked.
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