Facebook Twitter and Gmail Hacked – Change Your Password

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NEW YORK – Facebook Twitter, LinkedIn and Gmail has been hacked. Two million computer users have had their passwords compromised as a result of a key-logger that was installed on a number of computers worldwide. The news from Trust Wave is that all Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Gmail users should change their passwords.

Trust Wave reportedly tracked the hack to a server in the Netherlands.

  • 318,000 Facebook (FBFortune 500) accounts
  • 70,000 Gmail, Google+ and YouTube accounts
  • 60,000 Yahoo (YHOOFortune 500) accounts
  • 22,000 Twitter (TWTR) accounts
  • 9,000 Odnoklassniki accounts (a Russian social network)
  • 8,000 ADP (ADPFortune 500) accounts (ADP says it counted 2,400)
  • 8,000 LinkedIn (LNKD)accounts

The issue of password security especially following the Cyber Monday and the massive amount of online sales likely made it a target for hackers.

Changing your password on a regular basis and making sure you are not choosing an easy password is a great way of protecting your online activity.

There are applications like One Password and others that put your passwords behind a vault. Many Internet users are starting to take advantage of those kinds of programs to provide greater online safety.

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