Thursday, 5 December 2013

More than two million web accounts hacked

 

Google, Yahoo, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn have all been hacked in the past month, according to a report

57 per cent of the two million accounts hacked in the past month were on Facebook
57 per cent of the two million accounts hacked in the past month were on Facebook
More than two million Google, Yahoo, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn accounts have been hacked in the past month after malware captured users' login details, according to a new report.
Hackers have successfully stolen login usernames and passwords across various sites with the help of Pony malware, web security firm Trustwave said.
Users worldwide including in the US, Germany and Singapore have been targeted, with Facebook accounting for around 57 per cent of the compromised accounts.
“Individual users had the malware installed on their machines and had their passwords stolen”, Abby Ross, from Trustwave, said.
“Although these accounts for online services such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google, this is not the result of any weakness in those companies networks.”
source:The telegraph

 

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