55,000 stolen passwords: Twitter reacts


Oops, that's making task. More than 55,000 usernames and passwords were posted on Twitter the Pastebin, as revealed Airdemon.net site. The list, always available, is indeed impressive ...

And a little strange, since many accounts it identifies are clearly false, used to spam the network. We also find that many of them have complex passwords and other, pointing also to accounts of spammers, share the same password.

It is not known which also published the list - no group has claimed responsibility for the action - or the means used by hackers to get it. Twitter has in any case already responded. A spokesman for the social network told Elinor Mills of CNET that his company is "studying the situation. At the same time, we sent resets passwords for accounts that may have been affected. "Without specifying which could come from this rather sensitive data leakage, the spokesman Twitter played down its importance, arguing that the famous list included many duplicates and spam accounts.

If you have concerns for yourself, do not hesitate to change your password from the account settings page.

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