In what could be one of the major security breach, a hacker who goes by the name Tessa88, claimed they have access to Twitter credentials of over 32 million Twitter users.
LeakedSource, who claim to have received a copy of leaked data from Tessa88, has put it out on its blogpost. According to the site, the credentials of users are real as 15 people verified their passwords in the data leak.
Twitter, has however issued a statement via Reuters, saying its systems have not been breached. “Twitter says “confident that usernames and credentials were not obtained by a data breach, systems have not been breached”- spokesperson,” the Reuters tweet said. Check out the full tweet here:
Twitter says “confident that usernames and credentials were not obtained by a data breach, systems have not been breached”- spokesperson
— Reuters India (@ReutersIndia) June 9, 2016
The LeakedSource website claims the reason for the breach could be that “tens of millions of people have become infected by malware, and the malware sent every saved username and password from browsers like Chrome and Firefox back to the hackers from all websites including Twitter.”
The website has also put out a list of top passwords used by Twitter.com users affected by malware. It goes on to mention the Twitter passwords of tens of millions are being traded on the ‘dark web’.
While Twitter denies any hacking claim, users who are worried should change their password immediately.