Feb 2 2013
Earlier this week Twitter was hacked and the hacker stole 250,000 credentials before they could be stopped. If you wonder if you were effected by the hack then check your email inbox associated with your Twitter account. As Twitter has sent password reset email to all the affected users.
The Twitter did not specify how the hack occurred but they mentioned he mentioned vulnerabilities related to Java in Apple’s Safari Web browser and Mozilla’s Firefox browser, and noted an advisory from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that users disable Java on their computers.
Twitter further said
“This attack was not the work of amateurs, and we do not believe it was an isolated incident. The attackers were extremely sophisticated, and we believe other companies and organizations have also been recently similarly attacked. For that reason we felt that it was important to publicize this attack while we still gather information, and we are helping government and federal law enforcement in their effort to find and prosecute these attackers to make the Internet safer for all users.“
To know more about the incident click on the source link.
Source : Twitter Blog