Research into an email address listed in the indictments handed down by Special Counsel Robert Mueller revealed over 9 million email accounts that were orphaned, stolen or leaked, according to Shark20385, a study by GroupSense, a provider of cyber intelligence services.
GroupSense researchers analyzed the password for one of the email addresses listed in the indictments, email@example.com, and found that it was computer generated. They then identified more than 9 million email addresses with similar computer-generated passwords, the company claims.
According to GroupSense, the researchers also determined that:
Kurtis Minder, CEO of GroupSense, says the firm often finds suspicious data. “In this case, we knew it may have not only impacted our customers, but the nation," he adds.