2 Million Google, Facebook,Twitter, LinkedIn and Yahoo accounts Passwords Stolen in massive hack
One of the greatest massive attack just happens. Near 2 Million Google, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Yahoo passwords stolen. According to CNN’s report The massive data breach was a result of keylogging software maliciously installed on an untold number of computers around the world, researchers at cyber security 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.
Here is the list
Google – 70,000 accounts hacked
Facebook – 318,000
Yahoo – 60,000
Twitter – 22,000
LinkedIn – 8000
In additional Odnoklassniki a Russian social networks 9,000 and ADP 8,000 accounts hacked. TrustWave who report this attacks says that “Although these are accounts for online services such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google, this is not the result of any weakness in those companies networks, Individual users had the malware installed on their machines and had their passwords stolen.
Pony steals passwords that are stored on the infected users’ computers Pony steals passwords that are stored on the infected users’ computers as well as by capturing them when they are used to log into web services.”
Trustwave wrote on its blog. “Unfortunately, there were more terrible passwords than excellent ones, more bad passwords than good, and the majority, as usual, is somewhere in between in the medium category.”
A Facebook’s spokesperson told to Mashable that ” “While details of this case are not yet clear, it appears that people’s computers may have been attacked by hackers using malware to scrape information directly from their web browsers,” a Facebook spokesperson told Mashable.