On Friday, a group claiming affiliation with the loose hacker collective Anonymous released a document containing approximately 13,000 username-and-password combinations for sites like Amazon, Xbox Live and Playstation Network, along with credit card numbers and expiration dates.
The Daily Dot's Aaron Sankin has compiled a comprehensive list of sites associated with the username and password leaks, including Amazon, Walmart, PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, Hulu Plus and Dell. The file also included the accounts of a number of dating and porn sites.
The news comes just one day after Microsoft's Xbox Live and Sony's PlayStation networks sufferedconnection failures thanks to the work of hacker group Lizard Squad. The hack interrupted the gaming of Xbox's estimated 48 million subscribers and PlayStation's 110 million.
Just to top it off, the group also posted a copy of the movie The Interview, making it available for pirated downloads.
Don't panic: As Business Insider notes, the odds that one of your passwords is is among these 13,000 is extremely unlikely. Still, better safe than sorry: You'd better change your password now.
Just to be on the safe side, if you have an account with any of these places, you might want to change your password and start monitoring your credit card for any suspicious charges.
- PlayStation Network
- Xbox Live
- Hulu Plus
In a effort to be topical, the hackers also put up a link to where people can download a copy of The Interview, for freedom.