More than 2Million username and passwords were stolen
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 accounts, 70,000 Gmail, Google+ and YouTube accounts, 60,000 Yahoo accounts and 22,000 Twitter accounts.
Here are the 25 most popular passwords in the hands of hackers, reported by BBC News and SpiderLabs. If you recognize your favorite password here, it’s really time to pick something else: