Computer hacking group “Anonymous” have allegedly leaked more than 13,000 username and password combinations for some of the worlds most popular websites, includingAmazon, Xbox Live and Playstation Network.
The stolen personal information was released in a massive text document posted to the Internet file-sharing website Ghostbin (now deleted), on Friday. The document contains a huge number of usernames and passwords, along with credit card numbers and expiration dates.
The news came just a day after the hacker group Lizard Squad compromised Sony’s Playstation and Microsoft’s Xbox Live gaming networks on Christmas day, which is estimated to have affected Xbox’s 48 million subscribers and PlayStation’s 110 million users, making it a total of more than 150 million users worldwide.
However, data breach of 13,000 users is not the biggest data breach we’ve ever seen. When millions of passwords are used for sites around the globe, chances are very minor that our’s among those compromised. But still it’s important to note as these accounts come from a variety of online sources and among those, some are really very popular.
The leaks came from the sites run the gamut from pornography to gaming to online shopping. Users are advised to change their passwords.