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2 million Facebook, Gmail and Twitter passwords stolen
« on: January 11, 2014, 09:36:41 AM »
I meant to post this in December...DOH!
Just now getting around to looking at some of the links I saved during the busy holiday season.

2 million Facebook, Gmail and Twitter passwords stolen

Hackers have stolen usernames and passwords for nearly two million accounts at Facebook, Google, Twitter, Yahoo and others, according to a report released this week.

The massive data breach was a result of keylogging software maliciously installed on an untold number of computers around the world, researchers at cybersecurity firm Trustwave said. The virus was capturing log-in credentials for key websites over the past month and sending those usernames and passwords to a server controlled by the hackers.

On Nov. 24, Trustwave researchers tracked that server, located in the Netherlands. They discovered compromised credentials for more than 93,000 websites, including:

318,000 Facebook (FB, Fortune 500) accounts
70,000 Gmail, Google+ and YouTube accounts
60,000 Yahoo (YHOO, Fortune 500) accounts
22,000 Twitter (TWTR) accounts
9,000 Odnoklassniki accounts (a Russian social network)
8,000 ADP (ADP, Fortune 500) accounts (ADP says it counted 2,400)
8,000 LinkedIn (LNKD)accounts

Trustwave notified these companies of the breach. They posted their findings publicly on Tuesday.

"We don't have evidence they logged into these accounts, but they probably did," said John Miller, a security research manager at Trustwave.



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Re: 2 million Facebook, Gmail and Twitter passwords stolen
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2014, 10:19:46 AM »
Sheesh, makes me glad I at least use last pass and generate new passwords monthly...might have to step up the pace at this rate and generate pass words weekly

Thanks for the heads up, I hadn't read that yet

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Re: 2 million Facebook, Gmail and Twitter passwords stolen
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2014, 04:37:49 PM »
Oh, just effing AWESOME...  :( Between FB, Gmail and LinkedIn, I'm sure I'm hosed somehow. I guess I need to update a  :053-load of passwords.
I use LastPass too, but I don't have them change my passwords.

  

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