In: Articles by Edie Sellers19 Jun 2011
On Thursday, hacker group LulzSecurity, AKA LulzSec, published a file containing passwords and email of 62,000 users of Xbox Live, PayPal, and Facebook. The group uploaded the file to file sharing sites twice: Once in its initial posting and a second time after the site removed the original file.
Though both files were quickly removed, according to Canadian
The user names and passwords came primarily from US accounts, though some Canadian users were also affected, including journalists and some Canadian provincial public servants, according to the report.
Members of LulzSec posted to the group’s Twitter account boasting of exploits they’d done with the information, including hacking Facebook accounts and reportedly stealing cash from PayPal accounts.
“Envelope yourself [sic] in the sickening realization that you secretly love f–king someone’s Facebook life beyond repair,” says one tweet from LulzSec.
Are you concerned that you are one of the unlucky 62,000 who are now laid bare to hackers? Tech site Gizmodo has posted a tool to allow you to find out if you and your information were part of the file.
You can find the tool at