Twitter: User Data May Have Been Compromised in Hacking Attacks

Twitter: User Data May Have Been Compromised in Hacking Attacks

February 2, 2013 Updated Feb 2, 2013 at 3:23 PM EDT

According to a post on the official Twitter blog on Friday, the microblogging giant said that a recent hacking attack that may have compromised the data of approximately 250,000 of its users.

According to the Twitter blog:

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.

As a precautionary security measure, we have reset passwords and revoked session tokens for these accounts. If your account was one of them, you will have recently received (or will shortly) an email from us at the address associated with your Twitter account notifying you that you will need to create a new password. Your old password will not work when you try to log in to Twitter.

Read the entire post on the Twitter blog HERE.

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