Following a password leak, Twitter has blocked millions of compromised accountsBy Robin-Leigh Chetty 10 June 2016 | Categories: news
Earlier in the week, reports suggested that as many as 32 million Twitter accounts and passwords were compromised, with LeakedSource confirming that several million Twitter credentials were being traded on the dark web, some of which they were sent. In an effort to contain the situation, Twitter has pre-emptively blocked a vast number of Twitter accounts to ensure no further damage is caused.
Twitter took to its blog to discuss the issue, stating vehemently that the compromise did not originate from its own servers. The company has also stated that a combination of malware from victim machines, along with previous breaches have culminated in the origins of this mass of stolen data.
In light of recent events, learn more about account security on Twitter and what we’re doing to keep yours safe. https://t.co/Hug5cLr6r8— Twitter (@twitter) June 10, 2016
If you're a user whose details may have been compromised, Twitter notes that it has already sent out a mail informing you of the issue. To that end, user accounts have been blocked, and will require a password reset in order to be accessed once again.
While no concrete information on the target or effect of this recent data breach has been detailed, it might be a good idea to reset your Twitter password in any case.
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