Hackers have struck again.
This time, a Russian hacking ring has allegedly stolen more than a billion online user names and passwords, including more than 500 million email addresses. They are believed to be selling those data to third parties on the black market, who use the information to spam Internet users.
It's unclear which websites the Russian hackers hit, but with so much stolen data, there's a chance you have been affected. On Wednesday, a day after news about the breach broke, several security experts issued tips on how consumers can protect their personal data.
"As more of our personal data is being exchanged and stored online, the risks posed to...