According to CBC News the hacker group Lulz Security who on Tuesday attacked gaming related services EVE Online, Minecraft and The Escapist; have struck again. This time the group claims to have released log-in information for 62,000 accounts. LulzSec claim the log-in information can be used to break into various accounts, including but not limited to Facebook, PayPal, Xbox Live and Twitter.
While the released accounts appear to be random, LulzSec has encouraged their followers to try breaking into various accounts on various services. Microsoft has released a statement stating that “to the best of Microsoft’s knowledge” Xbox live was not compromised, but that accounts may still be at risk if you someone happens to use the same email and password combination on Xbox Live as on other services.
So far followers of LulzSec claims to have successfully broken into several accounts via bragging on their twitter page. One fan claims to have stolen 250$ from a hacked Paypal account, one stole someone’s high level World of Warcraft account, and dozens have sabotaged random Facebook accounts.
We’ll bring you more updates as the situation develops.