(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Users may want to reset account passwords because nearly 2 million usernames and passwords were hacked last week.
According to CNN, cybersecurity firm, Trustwave, located a server in the Netherlands that had “compromised credentials” for over 93,000 websites.
Among those sites were Facebook, Yahoo, Gmail, LinkedIn, Twitter, and ADP.
The stolen usernames and passwords were taken by using keylogging software that was installed on an unknown number of computers around the world, reports CNN. A virus was able to access personal computers and route information through a proxy server, but it is still unknown how so many computers were infected.
“We don’t have evidence they logged into these accounts, but they probably did,” stated John Miller, security research manager at Trustwave.
ADP, Yahoo, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn have confirmed that their compromised users were notified and have received reset passwords