2M Passwords For Facebook, Twitter And Others Stolen In Massive Data Breach

  • According to a report in ReadWrite:

    Have a Google, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Yahoo account?  If so, you might want to change your password, stat. According to cybersecurity firm Trustwave, hackers using a nasty piece of work called the Pony Botnet Controller have stolen usernames and passwords for nearly two million accounts. The firm determined that a malicious keylogger installed on users’ computers was to blame. 

    In addition, CNN reported that the accounts hacked were:

    • 318,000 Facebook accounts
    • 70,000 Gmail, Google+ and YouTube accounts
    • 60,000 Yahoo accounts
    • 22,000 Twitter accounts
    • 9,000 Odnoklassniki accounts 
    • 8,000 ADP accounts (ADP says it counted 2,400)
    • 8,000 LinkedIn accounts