Thursday, June 09, 2016

Passwords for 32M Twitter accounts may have been hacked and leaked | TechCrunch

If you're not using multi-factor authentication, now would probably be a good time to start...

"LeakedSource says the cache of Twitter data contains 32,888,300 records, including email addresses, usernames, and passwords. LeakedSource has added the information to its search engine, which is paid but lets people remove leaked information for free.

Based on information in the data (including the fact that many of the passwords are displayed in plaintext), LeakedSource believes that the user credentials were collected by malware infecting browsers like Firefox or Chrome rather than stolen directly from Twitter. Many of the affected users appear to be in Russia—six of the top 10 email domains represented in the database are Russian, including mail.ru and yandex.ru."
Passwords for 32M Twitter accounts may have been hacked and leaked | TechCrunch
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