2 million facebook, gmail and twitter passwords stolen in massive hack

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2 million passwords have been stolen, compromising accounts at Facebook, Gmail, Twitter, Yahoo & ADPhường.


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Hackers have sầu stolen usernames & passwords for nearly two million accounts at Facebook, Google, Twitter, Yahoo và others, according khổng lồ a report released this week.

The massive sầu 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 vi khuẩn was capturing log-in credentials for key websites over the past month và sending those usernames and passwords khổng lồ a VPS controlled by the hackers.


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

70,000 Gmail, Google+ and YouTube accounts 9,000 Odnoklassniki accounts (a Russian social network)

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




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"We don"t have sầu evidence they logged into these accounts, but they probably did," said John Miller, a security retìm kiếm manager at Trustwave sầu.

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The scary reality of hacking infrastructure

ADP, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter và Yahoo told internetstartup.vninternetstartup.vn they have notified and reset passwords for compromised users. Google (GOOG) declined to lớn comment.

Miller said the team doesn"t yet know how the vi khuẩn got onlớn so many personal computers. The hackers mix up the keylogging software to rout information through a proxy VPS, so it"s impossible to traông xã down which computers are infected.

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

The hacking campaign started secretly collecting passwords on Oct. 21, & it might be ongoing: Although Trustwave sầu discovered the Netherlands proxy server, Miller said there are several other similar servers they haven"t yet tracked down.

Related: Adobe"s abysmal security record

Want to lớn 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 lớn update your antivirut software và tải về the lademo 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 rephối.

"They might be able to cut checks, modify people"s payments," Miller speculated.

But in a statement, ADP. said that, "To knowledge, none of ADP"s clients has been adversely affected by the compromised credentials."


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