LulzSec strikes again, releases 26,000 passwords associated with porn site

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In an act that shows that they’re not above hacking anything for the lulz, notorious hacking group LulzSec has hacked and exposed 26,000 usernames and passwords associated with a porn website. Not content on merely hacking the site, the group also managed to snag the credentials of 55 administrators on other adult websites. After exposing the accounts, LulzSec then told its followers on its Twitter account to try and log-in to Facebook using the exposed usernames and passwords of the exposed accounts, and tell friends and loved ones about the user’s porn habits.

Facebook was quickly alerted to the threat however, and has since reset the passwords of the accounts associated with the email addresses that were released. If there’s anything to be learned from this unfortunate (but hilarious) incident is that users shouldn’t recycle passwords. Keep two, even three passwords across your online identities, and use a mix of characters and numbers to make guessing it harder. It’s some pretty basic stuff, but then again you’ll never know where the hackers will strike next.

Source: Sophos