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Virus Hacks Major Websites' Accounts
By: Jessica Cherok
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Facebook, Google, Yahoo, and Twitter have all had the login credentials hacked for almost two million accounts. According to Trustwave, a cyber-security firm, a virus captured the log-in info on several websites during the months of October and November.

The affected sites are:

Facebook — 318,000 accounts
Google — 70,000
Yahoo — 60,000
Twitter — 22,000

Other sites included in the hacking are a Russian social media site, ADP, and LinkedIn.

If your information was compromised as part of the hack, you should have already received an email from the website asking you to change your login credentials. While Trustwave says that they don’t have any evidence the hackers have accessed the accounts, the company stated that it was likely.

Because the virus managed to find its way onto so many personal computers, cyber-security experts are encouraging people to update their antivirus software and run a check. If you feel that your information has been compromised, or you have a concern that it may have been, go ahead and change your passwords on the accounts you believe to be impacted.

   

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Jessica Cherok is an advocate for online privacy, campaigning for ethical data practices and the protection of personal privacy.
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