Hacker group, DerpTrolling, has recently finished what they are calling a “glorious raid across the high seas of the internet”. This time around, the infamous group of online bandits have hacked a number of 2K Gaming Studio, Windows Live email, and PlayStation network user accounts. This breach has released thousands of private username and password login information onto the web.
“These usernames our bestowed upon you in the humble name of Derp.”
DerpTrolling, also simply regarded to as “Derp”, has been in action bringing down known websites, including the ever popular, LeagueOfLegends.com, via DDOS style attacks. The motives behind DerpTrolling’s actions are currently unknown, but they warn that “nothing is safe from Derp”.
We strongly suggest changing your password if you are a member of the aforementioned services. At this time, we are not linking to the list of stolen credentials for safety and security concerns. If your Microsoft account currently has two-step authentication enabled, you should be safe as the hackers only have one piece of the puzzle; however, we still suggest changing your password for maximum protection.
We have reached out to Microsoft for a comment on the breach of security.
UPDATE: Microsoft has responded back, noting that they have not detected ay intrusions in their system.
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“We immediately investigated reports regarding some Microsoft Accounts including Windows Live and Hotmail and can confirm that no Microsoft site or service was compromised. Microsoft takes account security and privacy seriously. Should we identify any specific account at risk for any reason, we will take action to protect the account. To help keep your information safe, we encourage you to set strong passwords, change passwords regularly and avoid using the same password for multiple accounts. For more information on password security, visit our website at www.microsoft.com/security.”