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Two Million stolen Facebook, Twitter login credentials found on 'Pony Botnet' Server

Two Million stolen Facebook, Twitter login credentials found on 'Pony Botnet' Server

December 04, 2013Wang Wei
Security researchers at Trustwave's SpiderLabs found a Netherlands-based Pony Botnet Controller Server with almost two Million usernames and passwords, stolen by cybercriminals from users of Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo and other websites. In a blog post, the researchers mentioned that after the Pony Version 1.9  Source code was made public and they found a way to get into the Botnet 's Admin area, from where they collected stolen database and statistics. The Pony Control panel, written in Russian language, indicated Facebook was the worst impacted and two Russian Social Media sites i.e. vk.com and odnoklassniki.ru, credentials were also included in the database. It is not clear at this time that how exactly the login credentials were originally obtained, but one possibility is that, they were captured using some keyloggers or similar malware. Statistics of stolen login credentials: 1,580,000 website login credentials stolen (including 318,121 Facebook login credentia
Yahoo Mail hijacking exploit available for $700

Yahoo Mail hijacking exploit available for $700

November 27, 2012Mohit Kumar
An Egyptian hacker " TheHell " is selling an exploit in $700 that allows individuals to hijack a Yahoo! email account. The method is shown off in a video that was posted on YouTube. A cross-site scripting (XSS) flaw on Yahoo! Mail creates a means to steal cookies and hijack accounts. In order to work, the victim must click on a malcious link. Upon doing so, the user's cookies will be stolen and he or she will be redirected back to the Yahoo! email home page. " I'm selling Yahoo stored xss that steal Yahoo emails cookies and works on ALL browsers ," "TheHell" explained. " And you don't need to bypass IE or Chrome xss filter as it do that itself because it's stored xss ." Yahoo! has been notified and is looking for the security hole, which it says can be fixed in a few hours once discovered. They says this XSS flaw falls into the category of a stored vulnerability, which inserts malicious code into a file, database, or back-end system. The mali
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