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Twitter Hacked

February 2, 2013

Twitter has stated that it’s detected unusual patterns on its network, indicating that its database might have been compromised, effecting approximately 250,000 users.

Twitter was able to detect one live attack and shut it down while it was in progress, but in all likelihood, the hackers were able to steal usernames/passwords as well as other information.

Due to this hacking incident, Twitter has reset the passwords for those accounts that it believes were impacted and has sent out an email to those users. Even if your account was not part of the hacking incident, Twitter urges people to make sure they use proper password procedures, including having a password that is a combination of lower case and upper case letters, numbers, symbols and is at least 10 characters long. They also suggest that you do not use the same password across all sites that you may use.

 

 

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