Twitter gives millions of users passwords reset

Jun

10

2016

Twitter has millions of users personally warned that the passwords are available on the Internet for their accounts and that they should set a new password. The company reports no evidence to have that this is the result of a hack of its systems.

Twitter has the database of 33 million usernames and passwords that appeared monitored this week on the Internet with its own database and found “a number of accounts’ which corresponded. In his blog about Twitter says nothing about numbers but by The Wall Street Journal reported the company that it is millions. Simultaneously were millions of other accounts that are running in the leaked database no risk.

“Accounts whose password is to be put on the lock on the street and require a reset of the owner”, says Twitter. The company says make sure that the database does not come from a hack of its servers. The account names and passwords were obtained by combining information from other hacks through malware on systems of victims or a combination of both, thinks Twitter.

Earlier this week the database with data from nearly 33 million accounts online and then all left the publishing site, Leaked Source, knowing that it was probably not a data breach at Twitter itself. The data were provided by the same hacker, or collective, which was behind massive hacks LinkedIn, MySpace and Tumblr.

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