Swedish password hacking scandal widens

A password hacking scandal which on Tuesday exposed login details of 90,000 Swedes, including several journalists and celebrities, has widened to include 180,000 users on nearly 60 websites.

On Tuesday, information about more than 90,000 account passwords associated with the popular Swedish blogging site Bloggtoppen.se, was made public on the Twitter account of former Sweden Democrat MP William Petzäll.

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On Wednesday, Aftonbladet reported that 57 other websites had also been hacked, putting login details of up to 180,000 Swedes at risk, making it one of the biggest security breaches ever reported in the country.

In some cases, people’s personal identity numbers (personnummer) were exposed.

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