A couple of weeks ago, Facebook told Congress that 61 companies were given access to user data beyond a cutoff date. One of these has now been revealed as the Russian internet company, Mail.Ru.
The Russian group, Mail.ru, has done a deal with Universal surrounding music hosted on sites it owns, including the popular VKontakte. Details are scarce but we could see users paying to access music.
Various email providers who were allegedly affected by a data breach that was supposed to have exposed over 272 million account credentials now claim that over 98% of these were bogus.
User account details for millions of email accounts from popular services have been leaked. High-profile services such as Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Hotmail and Mail.ru are affected.