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June 16, 2011

Was Your Email Address Leaked by LulzSec?

LulzSec recently released 62,000 emails and passwords to the public through the group’s Twitter account.  The tweet was shortly deleted but many have already downloaded the list. 

Gizmodo.com developed a simple tool that allows you to check whether your email was part of the leak. 

Our friend at F-Secure, Mikko H. Hypponen, tweeted that the emails and passwords might have originated from writerspace.com:

"Why writerspace.com? Well, the most common passwords include these: mystery, bookworm, reader, romance, library, booklover and..writerspace."

As a friendly reminder, change your passwords often and use passwords with special characters and numbers.

See my previous blog post on LulzSec.

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