Cyberthieves steal millions of Facebook and Twitter logins

Emma Woollacott

Typing on keyboard.
Typing on keyboard.

More than two million passwords and other login credentials for the most popular social networking sites have been stolen by cyberthieves and posted online.

The cache was uncovered by security firm Trustwave as part of its research into the Pony Botnet - a type of spyware that infects PCs and logs their users' keystrokes to access information.