Sometimes such messages appear in your inbox out of nowhere, even if you do not have a profile on any online dating site.
The breach notification confirmed that it has added the breached data into its database, alongside another 2.3 million records from 10 other websites that the group bundled in with its blog post.
And now it is not just a 'Boris The Blade' here and a Sergey there , "scamming" has become quite a large crime industry, where street-smart but not very ethical enterpreneurs rent office space, buy computers and supplies, and hire students with English skills to write and send scam letters. In all this one can even see some justice as if a weak one beats a strong one, a poor one wins over a rich one.
Scamming even has a more colorful and "patriotic" name duping the riches. Of course, one needs to lull the conscience scammers sleep badly, as is well-known.
In an emailed statement, spokesperson Nataliya Bogdanovich played down the attacks."They are old passwords to the forums of game projects that Group acquired over the years.
All Group's forums and games have been using a secure integrated authorization system for a long time by now," said the spokesperson.
One forum alone accounted for almost half of the breached data -- a little under 13 million records; the other two forums make up over 12 million records.