Feb 2, 2013 0 comments
Its a bad news for Twitter users. Today, Twitter has announced that some hackers gained access to its network and compromised few user accounts. According to Twitter, 250,000 Twitter accounts may be compromised. Twitter has also started sending notification emails to all compromised account users.
If you are a regular Twitter user, I will advise you to change your Twitter password now.
“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,” Twitter announced in a blog post.
“This attack was not the work of amateurs, and we do not believe it was an isolated incident,” Twitter quoted to a news agencies. “The attackers were extremely sophisticated, and we believe other companies and organisations have also been recently similarly attacked.”
Nothing about this hack was explained in the announcement. But few researcher claimed that this hack had been performed by using Java Vulnerability produced earlier this month. A Twitter employee’s home or work computer was compromised through a vulnerability in Java.
Twitter users have to face this kind of breaches every year. I also advised users to follow all security tips to protect their account from hackers.