Facebook, Yahoo, Google Accounts Among 2M Hacked

Law360, New York (December 5, 2013, 7:44 PM EST) -- Hackers have stolen the login passwords and other credentials of 2 million user accounts from popular websites such as Facebook, Gmail and Yahoo, researchers of the cybersecurity firm Trustwave said Tuesday.

Trustwave said that hackers used monitoring software maliciously installed on users' computers to steal their passwords and other Internet browsing information. The hackers used a botnet called Pony that monitors Internet users' browsing and then captures their login passwords. The hackers began monitoring Internet users on October 21 of this year, Trustwave said.

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