Everyone’s in a panic after hearing that five million Gmail address and passwords were posted online. But according to PCWorld, things may not be as bad as you think. According to them, “the data is old and likely sourced from multiple data breaches.” A good percentage of the data dumped on the site is no longer valid.
The Gmail data was posted in a archive file on a Bitcoin security forum called btcsec.com, and may include user data that is up to three years old.
Check out the video above for more info about this Gmail info dump.
PCWorld suggests that you change your Gmail password. Additionally, they suggest visiting isleaked.com to see if your email address has been compromised. You can also try a site like haveibeenpwned.com, which provides you with detail and context for any leaks your email account may be associated with.