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