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33 million Twitter accounts potentially compromised

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 11 Jun 2016 10:31 User comments (1)

33 million Twitter accounts potentially compromised Twitter has notified over 33 million account holders that their accounts are at risk following a database leak not related to the micro-blogging company.
The data dump was part of a much larger release that included millions of MySpace and LinkedIn usernames and passwords and tens of millions of logins for Russian-language sites.

Twitter, for their part, says there is "no indication that we have been compromised," suggesting the names and passwords were stolen from other sites but users used the same details across multiple sites.

There have been some prominent takeovers in the last few days due to the leak. Attackers took over Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's Twitter account, Twitter co-founder Evan William's account and the account of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, among others.

Source:
WSJ

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113.6.2016 13:55

I don't feel bad or any remorse for this happening.

In fact.....I'm rather happy hearing of this.

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