And the lulz just keep on coming, with yet another security breach claimed by LulzSec. I’ve now stopped putting “LulzSec” in quotes (EXCEPT FOR RIGHT THERE!). You can see all our previous LulzSec coverage here.
(MORE: ‘We Do It for the Lulz’: What Makes LulzSec Tick?)
As the story goes, LulzSec released some 62,000 e-mail addresses and their associated passwords out into the wild this morning. Where’d these e-mail addresses and their associated passwords come from? That’s unclear.
But you can check if your e-mail address (and, by extension, its associated password) is part of the package that got released, thanks to Gizmodo, which is part of the Gawker network, which built a similar tool back when its own sites were hacked late last year.
If yours is part of the data dump, you’ll want to change any passwords associated with that e-mail address immediately and it’d be a good idea to change as many of your other passwords just to be on the safe side.
People have already reported things like, “Leaked my GMail account name & password. From there my Facebook, Hotmail & Twitter were compromised,” and “got 3 e-mails with active dating site profiles. changed all pictures to dicks,” and “Here’s a hacked facebook twitpic.com/5cb161/full.”
Link: Find Out if Your Passwords Were Leaked by LulzSec Right Here [Gizmodo.com]
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As LulzSec Claims CIA Coup, ‘Anonymous’ Hackers Arrested Worldwide
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