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Over 1.5 Million Accounts Hacked – Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, And More

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With so many accounts and logins, it can be difficult to keep track of each password.

Changing passwords is a hassle, but it looks like it’s time to do it again.

Nearly 2 million social media and other accounts have been hacked.

WZZM13.com reports:

The hackers stole 1.58 million website login credentials and 320,000 e-mail account credentials, among other items, the firm Trustwave reported. Included in the breaches were thefts of 318,121 passwords from Facebook, 59,549 from Yahoo, 54,437 from Google, 21,708 from Twitter and 8,490 from LinkedIn. The list also includes 7,978 from ADP, the payroll service provider. According to a Trustwave blog, “Payroll services accounts could actually have direct financial repercussions.”

The hacking began Oct. 21 and might still be taking place, according to CNN.

The idea that the hacking could still be taking place is especially worrying.

It’s a good time to change your passwords, then change them again later on.

Learn more about the account hackings.

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