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32 million Twitter accounts hacked

Around 32 million Twitter accounts were hacked by a user 'Tessa88@exploit.im'. According to LeakedSource website, some of those hack...

Around 32 million Twitter accounts were hacked by a user 'Tessa88@exploit.im'. According to LeakedSource website, some of those hacked passwords were even verified by the users.

However, Twitter rubbished all the hacking reports and said there was no breach in their systems, and they are working with LeakedSource to get the data.

While, Twitter has locked some users accounts that it suspects of being affected by the hack. In the meanwhile time,  the microblogging website is asking users to reset their account passwords as well.

Although they have not yet mentioned as to how many accounts it has locked. The Wall Street Journal reports that the number is in millions and that affected users have already received email notifications regarding the same.

"If your Twitter information was impacted by any of the recent issues - because of password disclosures from other companies or the leak on the "dark web" - then you have already received an email that your account password must be reset. Your account won't be accessible until you do so, to ensure that unauthorized individuals don't have access," said Twitter in a blog post.

Even after locking users accounts, the company still says that the user credentials were not obtained from a hack in its servers.

It revealed that "The purported Twitter @names and passwords may have been amassed from combining information from other recent breaches, malware on victim machines that are stealing passwords for all sites, or a combination of both."

Tessa88@exploit.im  sent 32,888,300 Twitter user credentials to the website LeakedSource.

Hacked twitter account consists of Twitter co-founder Evan Williams' account and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's.

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