An Infosec company TrustWave has blurted out that hackers have embezzled the usernames and passwords of two million accounts at Google, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo and others high profile companies, across the globe. It’s been assumed that the hack was an upshot of keylogging software installed maliciously on indefinite but thousands of personal computers across the globe. The installed malware has been assumed to be capable of taking screenshots and document every keystroke of log-in credentials while users logged into websites like Facebook, Gmail, Twitter and many other key sites since last month and it has been reported by TrustWave that total 93,000 websites were targeted Logs from those affected computers were then sent to a server located in the Netherlands, controlled by unknown hackers, though they have are not yet confirmed whether they have logged into those accounts…
Logs from those affected computers were then sent to a server located in the Netherlands, controlled by unknown hackers. TrustWave reported that total 93,000 websites were targeted.
John Miller, a security researcher at TrustWave said that: “We don’t have evidence they logged into these accounts, but they probably did.”
Google has refused to make a statement on the issue, while Yahoo was inaccessible for comments. ADP, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn claims to already notify and reset passwords.
Even TrustWave is also clueless about the virus installation on so many computers across the globe and whether the virus is still active posing a threat for the users and compromising user credentials as it is not
This is not the first time when high profile websites have their users compromised. Yahoo has a history of poor security when in July 2012 435,000 Yahoo Accounts and on February 2013, Telecom NZ ‘s 80,000 Yahoo Xtra Email accounts were hacked and leaked.
Last but not the least, Adobe was also among hacked companies with 2.9 Million hacked and leaked online.