5 Million Gmail Accounts and Passwords Leaked Online, Pakistani Accounts Included!

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Yesterday a Russian hacker claimed to have hacked at least five million Gmail accounts along with the passwords. Thing got worse when he ruthlessly posted the entire dump of data in a text file online, exposing the passwords of five million Gmail users.

This was a huge leak and alarmingly we found instances of Pakistani internet users’ IDs present in the dump as well. This is probably why the leak is very serious and that every Gmail user – from around the globe –  should be concerned about the security of his/her account.

Experts have recommended every Gmail user to immediately change their passwords, or even better – rather a must do thing – enable two step verification for your Gmail Accounts.

With two step verification enabled, users can’t log-in to their Google accounts without inputting a code that is received on their verified phone numbers. Complete process for enabling two-step verification for Google accounts is explained here.

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Google said that this data wasn’t leaked through Google servers, instead the list contained information from third-party leaks and smaller hacks of non-Google websites. But since users tend to use same password for almost every website, there are chances that your leaked/hacked password might have matched with your Gmail accounts’ password.

Google has confirmed that at least 2 percent email IDs present in the leaked list from yesterday might be correct and current passwords of the accounts. Google said that it has protected the affected accounts and have required those users to reset their passwords.

Tech reporter with over 10 years of experience, founder of ProPakistani.PK


  • Gul Chaudhry

    Then what is secure in online world?

    • Muhammad Ashraf

      the only way to keep your data safe & secure is you must keep in your heart and brain :)

      • Yasir Mahmood

        Well there Exist People Who Claim to Read Minds :)

        • Muhammad Ashraf

          but they can;t get in to minds while sitting thousand kms far away

          • then telepathy is the answer :)

            • Raja Amer Khan

              Stop watching sci-fi films.

    • Eli Ehsan

      Umm! Use complex set of passwords.. Separate passwords for Emails & other webbies.. etc etc

      • Taha Najam

        Also enable two step verification.

  • Taha Najam

    Use Outlook.

  • shaheerakhlaq

    google security RIP?

  • Only solution is to be save from hacking:
    1. password should be atleast +9 letters including capital, small, digits and as well special characters in your password!
    2. it can also be avoided by 2-step verification!
    NOTE: keep updating your password after proper time (after 6 months must).

  • Its an outdated list, a few yrs at least.

  • ScarletCrimson

    This post makes it sound like it’s Google’s mistake or their servers were hacked. That’s not the case, these passwords were stolen over a long period of time by phishing, redirecting to fake Gmail pages, etc. In the end, it’s the users’ fault, not Google’s.

  • Waqas Rabbani

    no worry for me , i am using 2 step verification from 2 years

  • Muhammad Naeem Uddin

    i cant read all this i just woke up .. i am guessing i dont have to wrry because im using 2 step verification?

  • Aamir bhai in the list too :D

    • Muhammad Aamir

      LOL!!! I am going to see the password of Aamir Atta :D

  • Faheem

    Aamir Attaa, Please share the source link from where you got this information that Pakistani accounts also included?? There is no such information available on web. Is it just your speculation?

    • Seo Expert

      I have this file with me and I have verified my email address is also there.

  • Zaheer Abbas

    I have this leaked database file in .txt file … it includes passwords also.

    But I think this is old database, because I can also see my own email id on it. :)

    • Saad

      Can u share the txt file?

  • Epakistani

    This is an old list cz it is showing my old password of gmail not the new which was like years back.

  • Sunny Masumi

    yup thats an old dump file

  • Mohammed Usman

    my email was shown and hacked and finally deleted my imp msg

  • Seo Expert

    I have this file with email addresses & passwords both. I agree that my email address is also there but password is old.

  • Sofiya Hayat

    in which website i can see if there is my id passward

  • Can i See List ???

    • saife

      :p

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  • saife

    where is the password list.. ?

  • The title for a lay man is an understanding that the online security of @Google was breached for these leaked accounts. The case is only the private phishing and theft of these accounts. Its like you have got a safe in your bedroom with a digital lock key and its just any one in the family or house entry phished your password or pin and unlocked the safe stealing away your valuables. So you are not going to call or report the safe makers for the theft fault. #Google neither has anything to do with this leaked list nor does it care.