Two million passwords stolen from Facebook, Twitter and Google Two million passwords stolen from Facebook, Twitter and Google
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    Oh crap not again...

    And facebook keeps fishing for new information everytime I log in. So for I work on a borg cube and my previous employer was starfleet on the dark side of the moon.


    More than two million passwords from popular social media sites including Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter have been stolen and posted online by hackers.

    The attack has been described as “fairly global” with victims “scattered all over the world”, although the vast majority of comprised users (some 96.66 per cent) were using computers with IP addresses located in the Netherlands.

    Security researchers employed by Trustwave stumbled upon the hoard of stolen data whilst investigating a botnet known as ‘Pony’. Botnets are networks of hacked computers created by criminal gangs to use for a number of illegal tasks online, although it’s thought that these passwords were stolen using keylogger software.

    A previous attack using the Pony botnet was described by the researchers as “hit-and-run operation,” whilst this attack was carried out over a number of weeks with the hackers taking in a “fairly stable and consistent” number of passwords each day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scooterscot View Post
    Oh crap not again...

    And facebook keeps fishing for new information everytime I log in. So for I work on a borg cube and my previous employer was starfleet on the dark side of the moon.
    Oh, I like that (I ignore them but adding crap will stop the pestering).

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    They weren't stolen from those sites at all. They were passwords for those sites, which were stolen from individual computers by key logging software.

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    Sounds like a whole load of pony to me.
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    chances are, they only stole one password, either "password", or "1234abcd", and it fitted 2 million accounts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickFitz View Post
    They weren't stolen from those sites at all. They were passwords for those sites, which were stolen from individual computers by key logging software.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scooterscot View Post
    Oh crap not again...

    And facebook keeps fishing for new information everytime I log in. So for I work on a borg cube and my previous employer was starfleet on the dark side of the moon.
    No doubt GCHQ and NSA have grabbed them and are now posting drivel on the user's timelines.
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