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Twitter hacked this week, up to 250,000 accounts were compromised !

 
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Twitter hacked this week, up to 250,000 accounts were compromised !
It's been a rough week for security breaches, and Twitter has just announced it was a victim of attacks this week as well. In a blog post, the company states that during this past week it detected "unusual access patterns" that led it to discovered "unauthorized" attempts to access user's data. Twitter even discovered one attack as it was happening, and was able to shut it down shortly thereafter. However, Twitter states that its post-mortem revealed that the perpetrators of the attack had access to account information for approximately 250,000 different users. According to Twitter, "usernames, email addresses, session tokens and encrypted/salted versions of passwords" were all available.

Twitter has reset the passwords and revoked session tokens for all of the compromised accounts; users that were compromised should be receiving emails notifying them of the reset shortly. Users wil be required to create new passwords from scratch.
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So that's why I couldn't get in yesterday. Hmmm, better check my mail.

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So that's why I couldn't get in yesterday. Hmmm, better check my mail.

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dafuq is "Twitter" ?
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Re: Twitter hacked this week, up to 250,000 accounts were compromised !
Twitter has become the latest victim in a number of high-profile cyber-attacks against media companies, saying hackers may have gained access to information on 250,000 of its more than 200 million active users.

The social media giant said in a blog posting that earlier this week it detected attempts to gain access to its user data. It shut down one attack moments after it was detected.

But it discovered that the attackers may have stolen user names, email addresses and encrypted passwords belonging to 250,000 users. Twitter reset the pilfered passwords and sent emails advising affected users.

The online attack comes on the heels of recent hacks into the computer systems of US media and technology companies, including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Both American newspapers reported this week that their computer systems had been infiltrated by China-based hackers, likely to monitor media coverage the Chinese government deems important.

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