Hackers Steal 2 Million Usernames & Passwords from Social Networking Sites including Google, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn
This is a whale of a heist. All the social network stalwarts have been outsmarted by hackers. Security experts at Trustwaves SpiderLabs have discovered a trove of 2 million hacked social network user account credentials – usernames and passwords – during the investigation of a server in the Netherlands that cyber criminals use to control a massive network of hacked computers known as the ‘Pony botnet.’
Experts say this massive data breach was a result of key-logging software maliciously installed on numerous number of computers across the globe. The victims were majorly from the U.S., Germany, Singapore, Thailand, and the Netherlands.
Hack Analysis By The Numbers
What Was Stolen?
Compromised Passwords: Chart Toppers
A SpiderLabs blog showed that the most-common password in the set was ‘123456,’ which was used in nearly 16,000 accounts. Other commonly used credentials included ‘password,’ ‘admin,’ ‘123’ and ‘1.’
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