Tag: Trustwave

Botnet Swipes Two Million Passwords, Most Of Them Were Really Bad

Cyber Security
Earlier this Month, Trustwave released their study on a massive botnet, one of many managed using the Pony botnet controller. The researchers gained control of the botnet, taking the place of its Command and Control server. Once in control, they discovered that the botnet had managed to steal about two million passwords from infected computers. They also discovered something that most of us already know: that people are terrible at passwords. Get To The Passwords The two million compromised accounts were spread between 1.58 million website credentials, 320,000 email logins, 41,000 FTP accounts, 3,000 Remote Desktop credentials, and 3,000 Secure Shell account credentials is a significant haul. The concern, of course, is how many of the affected users had selected the same password for othe

2 million Facebook, Gmail and Twitter passwords stolen in massive hack

Cyber Security
Hackers have stolen usernames and passwords for nearly two million accounts at Facebook, Google, Twitter, Yahoo and others, according to a report released this week. 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: 318,000 Facebook (FB, Fortune 500) accounts 70,000 Gmail, Google+ and YouTube accounts 60,000 Yahoo (YHOO, Fortune 500) ...