Hackers Stole 2M Facebook, Google Passwords: How to Protect Your AccountsDec. 5, 2013
Any time you logged into Facebook, Google, Twitter, or a host of other popular web services the past month, there may have been a hacker peering over your digital shoulder, sneaking a peek at your password.
The information security company Trustwave has revealed that the passwords to 2 million different accounts have been compromised. The malware program Pony forwarded the vast majority of the passwords to a central server in the Netherlands.
John Miller, security research manager at Trustwave, said that the hack wasn’t due to a flaw in any of those company’s servers. “It was the individual users’ computers that had the malware installed on their machine,” he told ABC News. He adds that the unnamed hackers were most likely motivated by profit. “These passwords were never publicly posted. We can’t say for sure, but [the hackers] were probably going to sell them.”
JP Morgan Chase Hacked: 465,000 Card Users’ Data Gone
JPMorgan Chase, one of the world’s biggest Banks has recently announced that it was the victim of a cyber attack and warned round 465,000 of its holders of prepaid cash cards on the possible exposure of their personal information.
In the Security Breach that took place on the bank’s website www.ucard.chase.com in July, around 465,000 accounts are compromised i.e. 2% of the overall 25 million UCard users. JPMorgan confirmed that there is no risk for holders of debit cards, credit cards or prepaid Liquid cards.
They informed the law enforcement in September, and till now no information on how attackers have conducted the attack has been disclosed.
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