Aaargh! 55,000 Twitter passwords leaked by hackers

9 May 2012

twitter_logo Following on from the news that Virgin Media had been infiltrated by bedroom-bound evil-doers and fallen victim to a DDOS attack, we’re delighted to learn that the internationally-recognised Twitter service has also been the victim of some smartarse spods.

A list of the passwords of more than 55,000 Twitter accounts has been posted on hackers’ bolthole Pastebin, where the grubby little monkeys congregate and show off their workings.

But was it that bad? Twitter are pretending that it wasn’t, with a spokesman saying: “We are currently looking into the situation. In the meantime, we have pushed out password resets to accounts that may have been affected. For those who are concerned that their account may have been compromised, we suggest resetting your passwords and more in our Help Centre.

“It's worth noting that, so far, we've discovered that the list of alleged accounts and passwords found on Pastebin consists of more than 20,000 duplicates, many spam accounts that have already been suspended and many login credentials that do not appear to be linked (that is, the password and username are not actually associated with each other).”

One hacked individual who definitely isn’t a ‘spambot’ is acting man Mark Ruffalo, whose account was hacked, with his user name being changed, much to his annoyance. Hell, if even the Hulk can be hacked, then we all can be. Worrying stuff…

TOPICS:   Social Media   Technology

2 comments

  • i p.
    "One hacked individual who definitely isn’t a ‘spambot’ is acting man Mark Ruffalo" - you meant to say the actor Mark Ruffalo? or do you think he's really not a man but just acting as one?
  • Mike H.
    Serves you right really.

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