Sunday, February 3, 2013

Attack on Twitter, 250,000 Accounts Hacked

Attack on Twitter, 250,000 Accounts Hacked

Twitter has more than 200 million active users, A recent news saying there is more than 250,000 accounts has been hacked.

According to official blog post on Twitter, As you may have read, there’s been a recent uptick in large-scale security attacks aimed at U.S. technology and media companies. Within the last two weeks, the New York Times and Wall Street Journal have chronicled breaches of their systems, and Apple and Mozilla have turned off Java by default in their browsers.

This week, we detected unusual access patterns that led to us identifying unauthorized access attempts to Twitter user data. We discovered one live attack and were able to shut it down in process moments later. However, our investigation has thus far indicated that the attackers may have had access to limited user information – usernames, email addresses, session tokens and encrypted/salted versions of passwords – for approximately 250,000 users.

As a precautionary security measure, we have reset passwords and revoked session tokens for these accounts. If your account was one of them, you will have recently received (or will shortly) an email from us at the address associated with your Twitter account notifying you that you will need to create a new password. Your old password will not work when you try to log in to Twitter.


1 comment:

  1. Most likely facebook data also compromised many twitter users use fb as well and the email id are same