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Twitter Hacked, 250,000 accounts compromised, Twitter says hackers were professionals, insinuates they were chinese

 
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Twitter Hacked, 250,000 accounts compromised, Twitter says hackers were professionals, insinuates they were chinese
[link to edition.cnn.com]

(CNN) -- Twitter is coming forward as the latest site to be hacked. The social network said in a blog post Friday afternoon that approximately 250,000 user accounts were potentially compromised, with attackers gaining access to information including user names and email addresses.

Twitter reports recent attack that may have compromised 250,000 user accounts
The attack is the latest against large sites, including the New York Times and Wall Street Journal
Affected users will receive an e-mail instructing them to reset their passwords
Twitter recommends all users have strong passwords and disable Java in their browsers

This attack follows major security breaches at the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, which were both attributed to Chinese hackers. The New York Times suspects it was in response to negative coverage of the Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao, and the Journal said evidence pointed to an attempt to "target the monitoring of the Journal's coverage of China."

"This attack was not the work of amateurs, and we do not believe it was an isolated incident. The attackers were extremely sophisticated, and we believe other companies and organizations have also been recently similarly attacked," said Lord.
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02/02/2013 06:22 AM

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Re: Twitter Hacked, 250,000 accounts compromised, Twitter says hackers were professionals, insinuates they were chinese
Glad I closed my twitter account.
Facebook went a while ago.

All these online accounts are becoming a liability.
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