Twitter announced in a blog post today that it recently detected “usual access patterns” — meaning it was being hacked.
The company was able to shut down one attack while it was in progress, but discovered that up to 250,000 accounts had been compromised. Hackers got away with usernames, as well as session tokens and hashed passwords. As a safety measure, Twitter says it shut down those affected session tokens and has reset the hacked accounts.
You will likely be notified soon if you haven’t already that your account was compromised. Twitter says you will need to reset your password as you will no longer have access to your account as it stands.
The story is developing. Refresh the page for updates.
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