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12.29.2011 19:52

100 Million Usernames, Passwords Leaked

A massive leak of online user information has prompted widespread concern over Internet security in China
By Lea Yu and Xuyan Fang

Millions of Chinese in the last week have rushed to change their passwords and online account details, after a huge cache of personal data from China's most popular websites leaked onto the web last week.

Between December 21 and 26, hackers released the account information for more than 100 million Internet usernames, passwords and emails, spanning dozens of China's most popular online shopping, microblogging, social networking and gaming websites.

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