Hacking Rhetoric

Check your accounts


I just came across this in the news.  Just wanted to put the word out there.




4 thoughts on “Check your accounts

  1. That’s really crazy! A couple of my cousins actually told me that their Gmail accounts got hacked during this time period. It just goes to show that anyone could potentially become a target of hacking. Also, keyloggers are a scary thing because they keep track of everything you type including usernames, passwords, credit card numbers, SS numbers and more! Hopefully the criminals get punished for their crimes in a just manner.

  2. This is my nightmare! I know a lot of people’s accounts get hacked into everyday, but for this to happen on such a large scale! Ridiculous! I don’t know if its really good hackers or really bad security networks.

  3. Sean pointed this out on the last class day — it IS scary. Keep in mind as you check your accounts that your @utexas accounts are Google-owned …

  4. It’s important to note that this was not an attack against any of these services themselves, but rather malicious software downloaded onto the PCs of users of these services. It was actually my company that first uncovered this network, they’ve done an excellent tech writeup available here: http://blog.spiderlabs.com/2013/12/look-what-i-found-moar-pony.html . In general, I wouldn’t be worried about the security of your facebook, gmail, etc. passwords. So long as you follow good security practices (including not using Windows), you shouldn’t fall victim to such a scheme.

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