Twitter Says Hackers May Have Stolen User Data in Attack

Twitter Inc., the microblogging service, said it was subjected to unauthorized attempts to hack into its systems and that attackers may have obtained access to information for about 250,000 users.While San Francisco-based Twitter didn’t identify the source of the attack, it called the perpetrators “extremely sophisticated,” adding yesterday that “we believe other companies and organizations have also been recently similarly attacked.”
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-02-02/twitter-says-attack-may-have-given-hackers-access-to-user-data.htmlAlso see:Twitter says 250,000 accounts have been hacked in security breach
A quarter of a million Twitter users have had their accounts hacked in the latest in a string of high-profile security breaches at internet firms.Anonymous hackers were able to gain access to around 250,000 accounts on the social networking site, including usernames, email addresses and passwords.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2013/feb/02/twitter-hacked-accounts-reset-securityTwitter becomes latest hacking victim
A quarter of a million Twitter users have had their accounts hacked in the latest of a string of high-profile internet security breaches.Twitter’s information security director Bob Lord said about 250,000 users’ passwords had been stolen, as well as usernames, emails and other data.Affected users have had passwords invalidated and have been sent emails informing them.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21304049

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