Today, some anonymous hackers leaked more than 55,000 hacked twitter accounts username and password through Pastebin. It was very shocking to see such a massive number of Twitter accounts hacked easily besides the celebrity account hacks that happens time to time and it’s just yesterday I reported that, Mark Ruffalo, who played The Hulk in the blockbuster movie “Avangers”, Twitter account Hacked.
“The micro blogging platform is aware of this hack and was taking necessary actions to save those people’s account from malicious activity”, I’m told by a source, who is supposed to be a Twitter insider.
It was huge, I mean 55,000+ accounts has been hacked and it wasn’t possible to share such a huge pile of usernames and passwords in a single paste, so it took hackers 5 Pastebin pastes/pages to leak those data. This hack is just an alert to other millions of Twitter users that you could be hacked anytime and So, it’s important to use a strong password to keep your account safe.
I cannot believe that the Twitter isn’t taking any necessary steps to keep its users safe even after encountering a huge number of hacks in the past including celebrities from Lady Gaga to Mark Ruffalo. All they need to do is to add a password strength checker during signup and while changing passwords and guide the users to create a strong password. That could save a lot of users frustration and of course will keep the hackers frustrated.
To check if your account is hacked, go through this five Pastebin pages ( page 1 | page 2 | page 3 | page 4 | page 5 ) and to find your account easily just by using the find feature in your browser (CTRL+F) and type your email id. Wait, before that I recommend you to change your password (here is a simple guide to create a strong password) to make sure you are safe no matter your account is hacked. I also recommend you to change your passwords often as possible and don’t reuse a single passwords to multiple accounts. As yourself seen here in this hack that the hacker have both the victim email and password, so it’s a piece of cake for him to dig up his Facebook and other accounts and try login with his twitter password. So, stop reusing passwords and try to find a better password manager instead.