It also operates two instant messaging networks (Mail.
Ru Agent and ICQ), an e-mail service and Internet portal Mail.ru, as well as a number of online games.
It operates the second and third most popular Russian social networking sites, Odnoklassniki and Moi Mir, respectively.
It was started in 1998 as an e-mail service and went on to become a major corporate figure in the Russian-speaking segment of the Internet. Ru's sites reach approximately 86% of Russian Internet users on a monthly basis and the company is in the top 5 of largest Internet companies, based on the number of total pages viewed.
The data was sold and traded before 000webhost was alerted in October.
The breach included names, email addresses and plain text passwords.
Initially the site was intended for creating one interface for other portal services (initially – [email protected], [email protected], [email protected] Service’s release from beta was announced by CEO of Dmitry Grishin via personal messages to social network users.
After the release My World introduced search of classmates, course mates, colleagues and soul mates by filling relevant fields in user profile.