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2 million Facebook, Gmail and Twitter passwords stolen in massive hack 12-04-2013

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  1. MiLiTARYiV

    MiLiTARYiV Senior Member

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    NEW YORK (CNNMoney)

    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.


    ADP, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter told CNNMoney they have notified and reset passwords for compromised users. Google (GOOG, Fortune 500) declined to comment. Yahoo did not provide immediate responses.

    Miller said the team doesn't yet know how the virus got onto so many personal computers. The hackers set up the keylogging software to rout information through a proxy server, so it's impossible to track down which computers are infected.

    Among the compromised data are 41,000 credentials used to connect to File Transfer Protocol (FTP, the standard network used when transferring big files) and 6,000 remote log-ins.

    The hacking campaign started secretly collecting passwords on Oct. 21, and it might be ongoing: Although Trustwave discovered the Netherlands proxy server, Miller said there are several other similar servers they haven't yet tracked down.

    Want to know whether your computer is infected? Just searching programs and files won't be enough, because the virus running in the background is hidden, Miller said. Your best bet is to update your antivirus software and download the latest patches for Internet browsers, Adobe (ADBE) and Java.

    Of all the compromised services, Miller said he is most concerned with ADP. Those log-ins are typically used by payroll personnel who manage workers' paychecks. Any information they see could be viewed by hackers until passwords are reset.

    "They might be able to cut checks, modify people's payments," Miller speculated.
    But in a statement, ADP said that, "To [its] knowledge, none of ADP's clients has been adversely affected by the compromised credentials." [​IMG]
     
  2. The Scarlet Pimp

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    "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."

    windows or mac? :D
     
  3. Nigel Farage

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    Just wait until the news story comes out that the Federal Government's health care website has been hacked, and all the details about your sexually transmitted diseases are made available to people that threaten to tell your wife if you don't pay them money.
     
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    souvick Newbie

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    i think both...
     
  5. motzart

    motzart Power Member

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    Keyloggers could be both mac + windows.

    edit: actually... the past few days, strange messages have been getting posted on my twitter that I didn't post. I couldn't figure out what it was -- because it's not one of the web app I'm signed into, because I checked all of them.
     
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    Interesting. I wonder where they pull this information from and how much of it is actually accurate if any.
     
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    Sorry guys all back to normal now.
     
  8. DanTe_0101

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    I just got an email from twitter that my password might have been compromised, anyone else got?
     
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    It is very anxious for me if it's happened. We are not freedom in internet if it happened. Anyone tell me how i can protect my Facebook, Twitter account from such kinds of hacker.
     
  10. surender88

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    Really a great news !!!!
    There are number of reason for online data theft b,coz people use the very simple password like 1234 or "password" and many others, even they use these password on multiple accounts. these are easy to guess:p
     
  11. theweg

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    I don't find this funny at all and neither would you if you were one of the victims. Just because someone uses easy passwords doesn't give anyone the right to hack it. BTW it's a really "good" first post...