Hackers Reveal Data on 55K Twitter Accounts, Mostly Banned Spam Accounts

Hackers claiming to be affiliated with Anonymous attacked Twitter, breaking into the social networking site’s servers and stealing data on about 55,000 accounts, which they then made public. The joke may be on them, however, if what Twitter says is true. Twitter claims that the majority of the accounts that were compromised were not only spam accounts, but spam accounts that have already been banned.

There were reports of some celebrity accounts being among those that were hacked, but those reports are still unconfirmed. Twitter maintains that this hack was largely a bust, though they are still looking into it. They encourage anyone worried about the hack to change their passwords, and they’ve sent out password resets to those who may have been affected. Let’s hope that Twitter is telling the truth about this attack being a failure and they’re not just sugarcoating things for damage control purposes. Regardless, a server breach of this magnitude is pretty alarming.

via Slash Gear

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