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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Attack from hackers on Twitter: leaked information of thousands of accounts

Unknown hackers claim that broke 55,000 users of Twitter accounts and then published their usernames and passwords on the Internet. As usual in such recent cases, the information posted on Pastebin namely five very long pages (1, 2, 3, 4 and 5), while between them seems those are some celebrities.

Twitter confirmed the attack, denying the rumored number of accounts infringed. According to the company, many of the items on the list more than once, other accounts are suspended for spamming, but some codes are even wrong:

"We are currently investigating the issue. Meanwhile, we warn all users that may be affected by the attack to change passwords. Those who worry that your account may have been compromised, we propose to change passwords.

As we discovered, the list of usernames and passwords leaked contains more than 20,000 duplicate entries, several accounts have been suspended because of reports of spam and error codes. "

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