Hackers Steal Two Million Passwords from Facebook, Gmail, Twitter

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Hackers have stolen some two million usernames and passwords from 93,000 websites, including Facebook, Google, Twitter, Yahoo and LinkedIn.

CNN reports that the cybersecurity firm Trustwave traced the massive breach to a server in the Netherlands. Security experts said the confidential information on the server came from a piece of malware which recorded users’ keystrokes at login screens.

(MORE: Red-Haired Women Pick the Best Passwords, Bearded Men the Worst)

With the cat out of the bag, Trustwave decided to analyze the most popular stolen passwords. Topping the list was “123456,” just edging out the Spaceballs punchline, “12345.” Mel Brooks, you’re not alone:

[CNN]

 

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