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    2 million Facebook, Gmail and Twitter passwords stolen in massive hack

    Hackers have stolen usernames and passwords for nearly two million accounts at Facebook, Google, Twitter, Yahoo and others, according to a report released this week.

    The massive 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 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.

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

    318,000 Facebook (FB, Fortune 500) accounts
    70,000 Gmail, Google+ and YouTube accounts
    60,000 Yahoo (YHOO, Fortune 500) accounts
    22,000 Twitter (TWTR) accounts
    9,000 Odnoklassniki accounts (a Russian social network)
    8,000 ADP (ADP, Fortune 500) accounts (ADP says it counted 2,400)
    8,000 LinkedIn (LNKD)accounts

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

    "We don't have evidence they logged into these accounts, but they probably did," said John Miller, a security research manager at Trustwave.

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    Kind of angers me that I deleted my Facebook account months ago but it was reactivated without my permission during the time period that the hacks were taking place. The wife checked and it wasn't just a temporary deactivation. I actually deleted it.

    I hope this doesn't effect the folks on here with the above accounts negatively.

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    Re: 2 million Facebook, Gmail and Twitter passwords stolen in massive hack

    Well, this is somewhat worrying. Shows that the aforementioned companies need to have more/better security.
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    Re: 2 million Facebook, Gmail and Twitter passwords stolen in massive hack

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    Well, this is somewhat worrying. Shows that the aforementioned companies need to have more/better security.
    I wonder if something totally hack proof is even possible. I mean the CIA, FBI, Pentagon etc. have been hacked.

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    Re: 2 million Facebook, Gmail and Twitter passwords stolen in massive hack

    How do those numbers add up to 2 million?
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    Re: 2 million Facebook, Gmail and Twitter passwords stolen in massive hack

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    I wonder if something totally hack proof is even possible. I mean the CIA, FBI, Pentagon etc. have been hacked.
    Whose hacking the NSA?
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    Re: 2 million Facebook, Gmail and Twitter passwords stolen in massive hack

    Very timely. Could this be the MSM's way of saying "See, the Obamacare website isn't so bad after all."

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    Re: 2 million Facebook, Gmail and Twitter passwords stolen in massive hack

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    How do those numbers add up to 2 million?
    My guess is not everyone was hacked.

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    Re: 2 million Facebook, Gmail and Twitter passwords stolen in massive hack

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray410 View Post
    Very timely. Could this be the MSM's way of saying "See, the Obamacare website isn't so bad after all."
    Wow talk about politics on the brain.

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    Re: 2 million Facebook, Gmail and Twitter passwords stolen in massive hack

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Whose hacking the NSA?
    Edward Snowden.

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    Re: 2 million Facebook, Gmail and Twitter passwords stolen in massive hack

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Whose hacking the NSA?
    China

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