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PSA: Hacker group DerpTrolling hit PSN, Windows Live, 2K Games, login details at risk

Matt Gardner
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PSA: Hacker group DerpTrolling hit PSN, Windows Live, 2K Games, login details at risk

Another year, another hacker group somehow bored during silly season. This time it's a group by the name of DerpTrolling, who've gone and leaked a "very small portion" of login details they've amassed from the likes of the PSN, 2K's servers, and Windows Live amongst others.

The details were posted on Pastebin along with a message from DerpTrolling saying the following: "Dear Internet, The following is a very small portion of Lord Gaben and the rest of his crew's glorious raids across the high seas of the Internet." This was then followed up with "Let this be a warning to all. Nothing is safe from Derp."

The Pastebin dump apparently holds the usernames and passwords for 2,131 PSN users; 1,473 Windows Live users; and 2,000 2K Game Studios users. However, apparently DerpTrolling hacked the networks as an illustration of weak security in a bid to make these companies step up their efforts, rather than for more harmful motives.

"We were advised by one of our friends over at RedHack to make adjustments in our operations," the DerpTrolling member said, according to Cnet. "A show of force from us, would be an attack on 2K that would be very similar to our attacks on Blizzard. Like I said, DerpTrolling in no way wants to harm our children by leaking such damaging data. It's only a warning to the companies."

That being said, Derp apparently have a load more information at their disposal:

"We have 800,000 from 2K and 500,000 credit card data. In all of our raids we have a total of around 7 million usernames and passwords," the member said. "We have around 2 million Comcast accounts, 620,000 Twitter accounts, 1.2 million credentials belonging to the CIA domain, 200,000 Windows Live accounts, 3 million Facebook, 1.7 million EA origins accounts, etc."

Regardless of the motives behind the hacks, you know the drill by now folks, ring the changes, update your details, change your passwords.

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