Twitter locks several accounts after alleged hack attack
Twitter locks several accounts after alleged hack attack

Twitter has locked some accounts after hackers claimed to have accessed information from 32 million profiles.

Following a report from LeakedSource that said millions of usernames, passwords and email addresses were stolen using malware, the social media site denied a security breach. But the site now admits to locking several accounts for their own protection.

Twitter trust and information security officer Michael Coates wrote that “In each of the recent password disclosures, we cross checked the data with our records” and added in a recent blog post: “As a result, a number of Twitter accounts were identified for extra protection.”

Users who have been locked out will only be able to regain access to their accounts after changing their password.

A Twitter spokesperson said Twitter is “confident that these usernames and credentials were not obtained by a Twitter data breach – our systems have not been breached.”

Most of the affected accounts were thought to be in Russia, according to LeakedSource.

 

 

 
 
 
 
David Aghadiuno
By David Aghadiuno 06/10/2016 13:51:00

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