Twitter Hacked?


 Twitter Hacked?

Twitter Hacked

Was Twitter Hacked? Per Tech Crunch, 32 million Twitter login credentials are being sold on the dark web. A Twitter spokesperson said “We are confident that these usernames and credentials were not obtained by a Twitter data breach.”

ZDNet added that the alleged hacker has been linked to the recent MySpace, LinkedIn and Tumblr breaches. The seller goes by the name of Tessa88 and is selling the information for about $6,000.

 

Our Analysis

If you have a Twitter account or another account mentioned above, then it is time to change your password. CNN Money+ noted that the most common password was 123456.

These passwords are very weak and should never be considered. It was also mentioned that in this case a strong password wouldn’t have been better because keystrokes were potentially being logged. However, a strong password would be anything that isn’t in the dictionary and contains capital/lower case letters, numbers and special characters.

Another safety practice would be enabling two-factor authentication. Along with a password, a code will then be sent to your smartphone or email address. Password managers are also good to generate unique passwords and store them for you.


Announcements and Resources

If you believe you may have had your credentials stolen, please check out haveibeenpwned.com and enter your email address

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References

CNN Money+
ZDNet
Tech Crunch

 

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About Scott Entsminger

Scott Entsminger was born and raised in Virginia. He graduated from Radford University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Criminal Justice. Scott has worked for the Department of Defense since graduating college. He is an expert in Windows Administration; with specific experience in Group Policy and vulnerability remediation. He also has specific experience in Information Assurance (IA) and Cyber Security.

Scott holds the CompTIA Security+ certification. He is always looking to diversify his skillset. Scott is an avid sports fan, particularly baseball. He also is an avid gamer and enjoys learning different skills involving his PC.