Twitter Breach Exposes 55,000 Accounts, Mostly Spambots

Twitter has reset the passwords for the affected accounts.


How to Help Your Business Become an AI Early Adopter

PCMag: Tuesday night, hackers posted usernames and passwords for 55,000 Twitter accounts to Pastebin. Twitter downplayed the security breach, saying that 20,000 of the accounts listed were duplicate accounts and many of the others appeared to be spambots whose accounts had been suspended. Twitter sent password reset e-mails to all of the valid accounts listed in the posting.

Twitter says it is investigating the attack.

Tags: spam, Twitter, Security Breaches

0 Comments (click to add your comment)
Comment and Contribute


(Maximum characters: 1200). You have characters left.



IT Management Daily
Don't miss an article. Subscribe to our newsletter below.

By submitting your information, you agree that datamation.com may send you Datamation offers via email, phone and text message, as well as email offers about other products and services that Datamation believes may be of interest to you. Datamation will process your information in accordance with the Quinstreet Privacy Policy.