Russian hacker selling information of 32 million Twitter accounts


A Russian hacker, who goes by the name Tessa88, claimed on Tuesday to be in possession of a cache containing email addresses, passwords and usernames of 379 million Twitter accounts, reports ZDNet. On Wednesday, LeakedSource claimed that the real number of accounts was just under 33 million. That’s more than 10 percent of Twitter’s monthly active users.

Tessa88 is selling the database for 10 bitcoins, or roughly $5,810, AU$7,770 and £4,000, according to ZDNet. The publication also reported that the seller had links to the recent breaches of LinkedIn and Myspace.

Ouch. Things are going from bad to worse for Twitter right now.

Change your password, turn on 2fa. Someone needs to make a parody of “Hide your kids, hide your wife” for that.

Source: Twitter hacked: Russian hacker selling information of 32 million accounts, report says – CNET