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CYBERSECURITY Twitter Latest to be Hacked Fred Tanneau/AFP/Getty

250K Twitter Accounts Hacked

At this point, maybe it’s just best to stay offline for a while? Following a string of hacking announcements from several media companies this week, Twitter announced Friday that its security system has also been breached, exposing up to 250,000 of its users’ data. In a blog post, the company’s director of information security said his team had “discovered one live attack and were able to shut it down in process moments later,” but that the “extremely sophisticated” hackers may have had access to usernames, email addresses, and even potentially passwords. Even more alarming, Twitter doesn’t think the attack was an isolated incident.

February 1, 2013 8:36 PM