1.2 Billion is a lot of accounts and passwords. If their use is spam fodder, then the beat goes on. This user has not been able to deter email inbox spam or the stuff that wanders onto my desktop under the guise of a “speed-up my PC” utility.
We need to wait and determine the effect on financial transactions and other more volatile Internet transactions.
For now it seems like another wake-up call to change passwords.
Thanks to the New York Times