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Think of the email account distribution like this: But what we need to remember with Gmail is that they're a relatively new player.
They entered private beta in April 2004 and didn't hit the mainstream until February 2007.
That's right, truncated and case insensitive passwords stored without a salt.
There are likely some interesting insights to take away from the passwords alone, but it's the email addresses that can help us actually date the thing.
Fling in 2011, Linked In in 2012, tumblr in 2013 and the mother of them all, My Space in, well, we don't quite know. Firstly, the only data in the breach is an incrementing ID (possibly an internal My Space identifier which would enable to date it), an email address, username and one or two passwords.
You can use My Space as a blog, for email, a bulletin board, a message board and more.Most of all, you can use My Space for personal profiles, and this service is totally free! You simply enter email, name, password, country, zip code, gender and birthday and you're set.You will already been logged in once this is complete.When we look at the top 3 email address in the My Space breach by domain, we see an interesting distribution: What's up with Gmail?!Here we have the world's largest provider of email addresses and it has only a fifth the prevalence of Yahoo addresses.
Let's find some stats on the previous year, for example this cart from Tech Crunch in Jan 2009: Here the ratio of Gmail to Hotmail starts out at about 1:2.5 in Oct 2007 and finishes at about 1:1.5 in Dec 2008.