Russian hacker leaking passwords for 32 million accounts on Twitter

Jun

9

2016

Russian hacker claimed that he owns a database of passwords for tens of millions of users of micro – blogging site base for Twitter , which is offered for sale for 10 Petkoanat or the equivalent of 5,807 US dollars, so a few days to penetrate a number of celebrity accounts on the same site later.

LeakedSource site , which handles the index entry from the leaked data security gaps in the publication that the database, which received a copy of it, with more than 32 million Twitter account.

Site explained that the passwords are not stored encrypted and that many of them belonging to Russian users, which means that the hacker may have obtained the passwords using malicious attacks on users rather than through a loophole systems Twitter.

LeakedSource He added that most of the leaked passwords very easy, such as 123456, and then 123456789, and qwerty, and password, which is dangerous because it means easy to guess the password and penetrating accounts without the trouble and the use of malicious software.

A spokesman for Twitter said: “We are confident that the user names and data entry this did not leak through the gap in Twitter, Voniztna not penetrate.”

It is noteworthy that during the past few days to penetrate a number of celebrity accounts on the micro – blogging site Twitter, and so after a hacker leaked 117 million user data network LinkedIn , and offered for sale.

The official account of the singer and writer of American songs Katy Perry has been hacked last week, and has been the past two days to penetrate the accounts of each of the British singer and actor Keith Richards, and American fashion model Kylie Jenner, in addition to others.

Perhaps one of the most prominent celebrities who surveyed this breakout campaign, the founder and director of Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg, as it enables hackers to penetrate the Saudi accounts on Twitter and Pentrist.

The Login Information at more than 117 million user network LinkedIn might have been stolen in 2012, but this information was not leaked, but during the month of May / May last, as put up for sale on the Internet, which for LinkedIn company called to alert its users to change their passwords immediately

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