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Twitter all a twitter- users hacked, passwords exposed

Twitter has been the target of a malicious professional hack - “They were not amateurs”

“We discovered a live attack and shut it down moments later … but the attackers may have had access to … user names, email addresses, session tokens and … passwords for approximately 250,000 users.

As of 1 February Twitter has reset passwords and revoked session tokens for user accounts it suspects were hacked and advised them by email.

All Twitter users should follow suit and change passwords – you never know what the end game of a professional hack like this could be.


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Ray Shaw

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Ray Shaw ray@im.com.au  has a passion for IT ever since building his first computer in 1980. He is a qualified journalist, hosted a consumer IT based radio program on ABC radio for 10 years, has developed world leading software for the events industry and is smart enough to no longer own a retail computer store!