LulzSec releases login information from Facebook, Paypal, XBL

By on June 20, 2011
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Approximately 62,000 accounts were comprised.

LulzSec had sailed their lulzboat on a number of websites over the weekend, and have once again released user login information on public file sharing sites.

According to CBC, a combined total of 62,000 user accounts were leaked from Facebook, Paypal and Xbox Live. Majority of the accounts were of users based in the USA, however users from UK, Australia, New Zealand and Brazil were also hacked.

During the attack, the group had twitted, “Envelope yourself in the sickening realization that you secretly love f–king someone’s Facebook life beyond repair.”

The login information posted on various file sharing websites were quickly taken down, but not before it was downloaded “thousands of times,” according to the group.

Following the news, Microsoft was swift to respond to Joystiq’s query, saying that the firm did not have any evidence of any breach of security.

“This group appears to have posted a list of thousands of potential email addresses and passwords, and encouraged users to try them across various online sites like Xbox Live in the event one of the users happens to use the same password and email address combination,” said Microsoft. “At this time we do not have any evidence Xbox Live has been compromised. However we take the security of our service seriously and work on an ongoing basis to improve it against evolving threats.”


Mufaddal Fakhruddin is the Editor for IGN ME and thinks writing in third person about himself in an about me section is weird.

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