Hackers Expose 55,000 Twitter Accounts and Passwords

May 9th, 2012 at 12:21 pm

A hacker group claiming to be affiliated with Anonymous provided about 55,000 Twitter usernames and passwords in a text storage site. The hackers claim to have accessed into the servers of the popular microblogging service and stole the data.

The details were published on Pastebin, which were grouped in five pages. There were reports that claimed that some celebrity accounts were included in the list, but that has yet to be confirmed.

In a statement, Twitter said that most of those 55,000 accounts were bogus, adding that most of them were banned for spamming. Twitter also debunked claims of a massive and successful hack, but it noted that the company is still investigating the issue.

The microblogging site also reminded its users who are concerned about security to reset their passwords.

Source: Mashable, via Slash Gear


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