55,000 Twitter accounts hacked
A group hackers have accessed and published the names and passwords of more than 55,000 Twitter accounts. The list of accounts has been published on 5 pages on a website and according to sources close to the social network, Twitter has been informed of the problem and is working to restore security to users.
When a user chooses a password, it is generally recommended to mix uppercase and lowercase, numbers and punctuation marks to be safe the accounts of user profiles. However, not everyone follows these recommendations and are exposed to more vulnerabilities. The web application that allows users to upload small text, Pastebin has published a list of five pages with over 55,000 usernames and passwords of Twitter.
l seem most accounts ‘hacked’ belonged to spams. The problem is that Twitter has had problems of security for your platform. Favorite accounts hackers usually that of celebrities, as last January, violated the accounts of Justin Bieber and have also agreed to the accounts of Lady Gaga, the United States President Barack Obama Britney Spears, among others.
According to informed sources close to Airdemon Twitter “micro blogging platform is aware of this trick and was taking the necessary actions to save the account of such persons of malicious activity.”
This latest move by cybercriminals raise concerns of users about the security of their accounts. Previously Twitter already made a blog entry about the safety of the accounts. As recommended in the post “Never write your password on a website that is not Twitter, or an application you do not trust. You can always make sure you’re on Twitter by looking at the address in the URL bar of your browser, to ensure that the domain is Twitter.com ‘-
Twitter gave three basic tips to always keep safe passwords for users, first, use passwords that are easily accessible to others, to at least 10 characters and a combination of letters, numbers and symbol, and second, use a HTTPS to have more confidence when going into the Twitter account, and thirdly, to link a phone number with the Twitter account if at any time the compromised user access to their personal email.