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Facebook, Twitter and Google users have 2 million passwords stolen

From IT Pro

“A botnet server containing 2 million passwords for Facebook, Yahoo, Google, Twitter and LinkedIn has been uncovered by the research team at Trustwave SpiderLabs.

The account credentials were reportedly stolen using the Pony Botnet Controller, which has been used in the past to steal passwords for websites, email accounts and FTP resources before passing them back to an unknown third party.

Trustwave researchers have been tracking the botnet’s progress since its source code was first leaked in the wild, and have described the findings of this latest haul in a blog post.

After discovering the server, the team gained access to its administrator’s dashboard, which allowed them to gain an insight into the number and type of details stolen.”

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