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Twitter Accounts Have Been Hacked


On Tuesday, reports have circulated that a total of 55,000 Twitter accounts have been comprised after hacking news and activist hub Airdemon posted it in Pastebin.

Twitter spokesman Robert Weeks in a statement said, "It's worth noting that, so far, we've discovered that the list of alleged accounts and passwords found on Pastebin consists of more than 20,000 duplicates, many spam accounts that have already been suspended and many login credentials that do not appear to be linked (that is, the password and username are not actually associated with each other)."

Weeks also added, "We are currently looking into the situation. In the meantime, we have pushed out password resets to accounts that may have been affected."

This is not the security glitch the microblogging site has encountered. The first one was in 2009 when hackers was able to gain control to some Twitter accounts. In 2011, Federal Trade Commission fined Twitter with penalties. The second security glitched happened May 2011 when the mobile version of TweetDeck allowed users to access other accounts.

For those who uses Twitter, time to change your passwords and make sure to change frequently.

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