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Yesterday it was LinkedIn and now Twitter – Thousands of Passwords hacked

Close on the heels of LinkedIn password hack, there are reports that thousands of Twitter passwords have been hacked and posted on pastebin. Though the news is not widespread, some blogs have reported it.

Twitter in response to the situation: as told to CNET:

“We are currently looking into the situation. In the meantime, we have pushed out password resets to accounts that may have been affected. For those who are concerned that their account may have been compromised, we suggest resetting your passwords and more in our Help Center.

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 log-in credentials that do not appear to be linked (that is, the password and username are not actually associated with each other)”

This report is yet to be confirmed, but some of my friends received a mail from twitter asking them to change their passwords. Meanwhile, you can read more about it here: http://goo.gl/fikJW

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