Twitter Hacked; Company Says 250,000 Users May Have Been Affected

It seems like hackers never rest. On Friday, Twitter announced on its blog that it detected unusual access patterns which led to identifying unauthorized access to user data. Twitter managed to stop one attack, but after deeper investigation they found that attackers might have gained access to the usernames, passwords and email addresses along with session data, for as many as 250,000 users.

Twitter Fail Whale

These affected users will receive or have already received an email from Twitter explaining that passwords and session tokens have been revoked and will have to reset with a new password. Twitter also wants to remind you to keep your password strong.

Twitter says that “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. For that reason we felt that it was important to publicize this attack while we still gather information, and we are helping government and federal law enforcement in their effort to find and prosecute these attackers to make the Internet safer for all users.

Source : Wired

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