In a blog post written by Director of Information Security in Twitter, Bob Lord, he reveals there has been 250,000 user accounts compromised. The San Francisco based Company send messages to its users to urgently change their password, this is a real hack.
Official post, “This week, we detected unusual access patterns that led to us identifying unauthorized access attempts to Twitter user data. We discovered one live attack and were able to shut it down in process moments later. However, our investigation has thus far indicated that the attackers may have had access to limited user information – usernames, email addresses, session tokens and encrypted/salted versions of passwords – for approximately 250,000 users”
This is more of the situation :
This attack was not the work of amateurs, and we do not believe it was an isolated incident. The attackers were extremely sophisticated, and we believe other companies and organizations have also been recently similarly attacked. For that reason we felt that it was important to publicize this attack while we still gather information, and we are helping government and federal law enforcement in their effort to find and prosecute these attackers to make the Internet safer for all users.
What’s this about? Bob Lord did not specify more information of the culprit, but only relates to, “uptick in large-scale security attacks aimed at U.S. technology and media companies” The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.
ThePinoyTechNews advices to our beloved Readers, Check your emails maybe you are one of the compromised. IF not, its better to just change your password.