The micro-blogging giant being hit by a massive breach with over 56,000 Twitter Ids and passwords were set loose on internet. Twitter has confirmed about the leak and is now investigating into the matter and even company spokesperson states that the impact might not be that much big as you’d expect.
“We are currently looking into the situation. In the meantime, we have pushed out password resets to accounts that may have been affected,” Twitter spokesman Robert Weeks told CNET in an e-mail. “For those who are concerned that their account may have been compromised, we suggest resetting your passwords and more in our Help Center.”
The user data, so vast that it took five Pastebin pages to post, was released yesterday and blogged about on Airdemon.net, putting the number of accounts affected at 55,000 or more. It is not being able to figure out that who has posted the data.
“It’s worth noting that, so far, we’ve discovered that the list of alleged accounts and passwords found on Pastebin consists of more than 20,000 duplicates, many spam accounts that have already been suspended, and many log-in credentials that do not appear to be linked (that is, the password and username are not actually associated with each other),” he said.
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