Your Facebook, Gmail and Twitter Passwords Were Probably Stolen This Week
And that's just the tip of the iceberg in this #gigantic #hacking #scandal. From CNN:
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:
That's almost 100,000 websites. I didn't even know there were that many websites. That's a lot of websites. But guess what? The problem is, like, mostly already fixed.
ADP, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter told CNNMoney they have notified and reset passwords for compromised users. Google (GOOG, Fortune 500) declined to comment. Yahoo did not provide immediate responses.
Ha, look at LinkedIn, springing to action. Hey LinkedIn, no one on Earth gives a shit if their LinkedIn password was stolen. “Ohh, there's some rogue guy in my account, networking on my behalf.” Let him, I say. But just to be safe, change all your passwords on every site. Probably now.
(Ha. I know you aren't going to do that. That's like… work. Fuck that.)