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2 Million Accounts Compromised From Twitter, Facebook, Google, Yahoo, LinkedIn

2 Million Accounts Compromised From Twitter, Facebook, Google, Yahoo, LinkedIn

Malware has captured login credentials from more than 2 million users worldwide on Twitter, Facebook, Google, Yahoo and LinkedIn, reports Mashable.

A new report from web security firm Trustwave shares that hackers have been using Pony malware to steal usernames and passwords across these sites.

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Twitter Hacks: How to Avoid Being Punk’d in the Age of Social Media

There has been a flurry of twitter account hacks recently, what with our neighborhood villains over at the Syrian Electronic Army phishing every media outlet in the Western pond. NPR, BBC, Associated Press, and even The Onion (is nothing sacred?) have all fallen victim to their hacktivist wiles.

The good news: In response to the AP hack that sent the stock market for a loop nearly a month ago, Twitter has instigated a brand-new two-step authentication option that makes it much harder for hackers to worm their way into Twitter accounts. But how many of our nation’s celebrities had to suffer before this new and improved system was put into effect? Well, a bunch of them. Read on to find out what hackers had to say when they assumed the voices of America’s sweethearts and rock stars in 140 characters or less.

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