Saturday, February 2, 2013

Beware!! More than a quarter million people have their personal data stolen by hackers in cyber attack on Twitter

In a latest attempt to gain access to users' details, Twitter has detected attempts by hackers in a string of high-profile cyber attacks on major media companies.

It is feared that already a quarter of million users' data may have already been stolen.

Twitter, which has over 200 million active users worldwide, admitted in a blog posting earlier this week it had detected attempts to gain access to its user names, e-mail addresses and encrypted passwords.

Attackers were 'extremely sophisticated', says Twitter security chief.

Twitter reset the pilfered passwords and has said all affected users would receive an e-mail notifying them that they need to create a new password.

One expert said that the Twitter hack probably happened after an employee's home or work computer was compromised through vulnerabilities in Java, a commonly used computing language whose weaknesses have been well publicized.

Read more about it at: Mail Online


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