A report from the UK says:
Thousands of Facebook, Google, Yahoo, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts were hacked with details published online by what are believed to be cyber criminals.
Of the passwords there were 318,000 Facebook, 70,000 Google (including Gmail, Google+ and YouTube), and 60,000 Yahoo accounts.
The report says many people use the same passwords on different websites which is something people shouldn’t do.’
It was the ‘investigators and researchers’ at SpiderLabs who uncovered the database of passwords and detailed how the attack was a global effort.
The group also looked at how people create passwords using the data published and found that the most frequent passwords are still rather obvious.
The report lists the most widely used ‘simple’ passwords: 123456, 123 and 111111.
Prior reports on ‘simple’ passwords include: password, qwerty and 987654.
ADP, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn told CNN Money that they have notified affected users and reset their passwords.