44 million stolen gaming credentials found in online warehouse

Ellen Messmer reports:

Symantec says it has unearthed a server hosting the credentials of 44 million stolen gaming accounts — and one of the most surprising aspects of it is that the accounts were being validated by a Trojan distributed to compromised computers.

The purpose of this Trojan-based validation is apparently to figure which credentials are valid and can be sold. Symantec is calling this the Trojan.Loginck, and as described in a blog post by Symantec researcher Eoin Ward, the database of stolen information includes about 210,000 stolen accounts for World of Warcraft, 60,000 for Aion, 2 million for PlayNC and 16 million for Wayi Entertainment, all of which were being sold online.

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