Millions of stolen Twitter logins put on sale2016-06-10 03:09 by Daniela
32,888,300 Twitter accounts are being sold on the dark web, according to Leaked Source - a search engine that trawls leaked records. A person identified by the alias Tessa88 asks for 10 bitcoins, or about $5,800 for the credentials.
"We have very strong evidence that Twitter was not hacked, rather the consumer was," LeakedSource explained, describing the credentials as real and valid. "The explanation for this is 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."
Twitter officials denied a possible data breach.
"We are confident that these usernames and credentials were not obtained by a Twitter data breach — our systems have not been breached," a spokesman for Twitter said.
Twitter has 310 million monthly active users so the leaked data would account for a significant chunk of the service's user base.
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