Facebook, Twitter and Yahoo Sites, Exceeding 2 Million Passwords Were Stolen

On December 5th, the Internet security firm Trustwaves SpiderLabs, laboratory reported, over 2 million users’ passwords from large social websites have been found on the server of Pony botnets Controller; the involved websites contain: Facebook, yahoo, Google, Twitter, LinkedIn and Odnoklassniki (the second social networking sites in Russia), etc.

According to the introduction of SpiderLabs, victims from the event is not accord with the previous report (about 1 million passwords), which only limited in Netherland. It turns up a problem all over the globe. However, the hackers only use the proxy servers in Netherland, so it cannot be sure which countries the victims come from.

It is reported, Pony botnets Controller is a Botnet Controller, which main purpose is to steal user’s login information from large social websites. SpiderLabs first discovered Botnet network on June 30, but only 0.65 million passwords being stolen at that time. This includes about 9, 0000 Facebook passwords, 2, 5000 Yahoo passwords and 2, 0000 Google passwords. Continue reading “Facebook, Twitter and Yahoo Sites, Exceeding 2 Million Passwords Were Stolen”