ALERT: FTC Advises You To Change Your Passwords After Russian Hack Job

You’ve now been warned.  You will save yourself a lot of time and stress if you take simple steps to secure your privacy…well…at least from the Russians who might steal your identity.

– The Washington Times

After a ring of Russian hackers obtained 1.2 billion user names and passwords this week, the Federal Trade Commission warned consumers to be vigilant with their online accounts, The Hill reported.

In a blog post, Maneesha Mithal, leader of the agency’s privacy and identity protection division, urged users to update passwords for bank accounts, email addresses and other online accounts containing private information.

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“By taking theses steps, you can lessen the odds scammers will get a hold of your information, and also minimize the consequences if they do,” Ms. Mithal said.

 

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