Security Researchers Discover Spammer List of Over 711 Million Email Accounts

[Codango: That explains the increase in email messages… and we thought we were just getting popular…]

Tom McKay: An unknown hacker has gathered up to 711 million email accounts stored on an “open and accessible” server in the Netherlands, ZDNet reported.

The server contains passwords to both email addresses and servers which are apparently being used to send large amounts of spam through legitimate accounts, thereby bypassing filters.

A Paris-based researcher using the pseudonym Benkow first brought the list to the attention of Troy Hunt, the web security expert best known for running…

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