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Two Million Passwords Stolen

Category: Internet
Posted: December 5, 2013 02:47PM
Author: CheeseMan42

Hackers managed to obtain more than two million passwords from popular online destinations such as Facebook and Gmail in a breach that began on October 21. The attack was carried out by using keylogging software on the users computers and 93,000 sites in total had passwords compromised. Users that had their accounts compromised were notified by the sites in question and were advised to change their passwords. Trustwave, the company that discovered the hack, has stated that there are more servers out there that haven't been found yet, indicating that the hack is likely ongoing. Be sure to keep your computers up to date and mix up your log in information for all of the sites that you frequent to help prevent or minimize the damage that could be done in attacks like these.

Source: CNN



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