Facebook, Google, Twitter Users Among the Nearly 2 Million Accounts Hacked by Botnets

Cyber security firm Trustwave announced on Tuesday that nearly 2 million online accounts have been hacked, compromising the privacy of user of Facebook, Yahoo, Google, Twitter, and payroll service company ADP in nearly 100 countries. According to Trustwave, the violation was likely achieved using keylogging malware, began on October 21, and is possibly ongoing. CNN reports that Trustwave has alerted affected users of the security breach.

Trustwave says that roughly 1.58 million website logins, 320,000 email accounts, and several other credentials were stolen. According to CNN, the breach affected 318,000 Facebook; 70,000 Gmail, Google+, and YouTube; and 22,000 Twitter accounts, among others. A security research manager at Trustwave told USA Today that though the company cannot prove the information was used, hackers probably did log in to compromised accounts. The most severe repercussions could be for the 8,000 affected ADP users, whose financial information is linked to the service.

via Facebook, Google, Twitter Users Among the Nearly 2 Million Accounts Hacked by Botnets – The Wire.

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