Hackers steal credentials of 250,000 Twitter users account password. Twitter account Hacked after the New York Times Hacked and the “Wall Street Journal”. According to information provided to the Short Message Service also the victim of a hacker attack. The fact is “not the work of amateurs has been.”
The online text messaging service Twitter has become a victim claims to be “sophisticated” cyber attack. The hacker attack, in which the access information has been stolen from about 250,000 users was “not the work of amateurs”, Twitter security director Bob Lord said in his blog. Twitter suspect that it was not was an isolated case.
Twitter had the credentials of the users accounts precaution invalidated and the account holder via email prompted to create new passwords. Twitter has around 200 million users and Facebook is one of the next most popular social networks.
Twitter did not notice the attack while he was carried out, and have been prevented him “moments later.” Nevertheless, the hacker could potentially gives usernames, email addresses and encrypted passwords, Lord. Twitter had the credentials of the users’ accounts “as a precaution” and invalidated the account holder via email prompted to create new passwords.
Today’s hot news that Twitter account Hacked. The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal had reported in recent days about hacker attacks on their websites and China suspected as the mastermind. Twitter said nothing, from which the attack was carried out in his case. However, the hackers have used “extremely sophisticated” technology, and obviously had other businesses and organizations “have been attacked recently in a similar manner.”
A quarter of a million affected users is – compared to a total number of the world, some 200 million – only a relatively small number Nevertheless, the company takes the incident as an opportunity to its users to “Password hygiene” prompt: A secure password is therefore of uppercase and lower case letters, numbers and special characters. Lord also advises against using the same password for other accounts.