Nearly 33 million Twitter records revealed, likely by malware

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Another day, another big passwords leak.

LeakedSource, a site that provides users access to possibly compromised records, has received 32,888,300 Twitter account credentials from someone going by “[email protected]”. In a sample of 15 users, all of them affirmed that the passwords revealed related to their accounts were theirs.

The crack likely didn’t occur on Twitter’s side, but with malware on the user side that read off passwords saved to browsers — Chrome and Firefox, mainly.

Tied email accounts most affected had domains with Mail.ru, Yahoo, Hotmail, Gmail and Yandex. The most popular passwords? “123456”, “123456789”, “qwerty”, “password”, and “1234567”.

Tessa88 also tried selling the dataset to ZDNet for 10 bitcoins or $5,820 and claimed they had 379 million accounts in the pile from as far back as early 2015.

You can check LeakedSource to see if recent credential leaks for Twitter and other networks have affected your accounts.

Source: LeakedSource
Via: MobileSyrup

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Jules Wang
Jules Wang is News Editor for Pocketnow and one of the hosts of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast. He came onto the team in 2014 as an intern editing and producing videos and the podcast while he was studying journalism at Emerson College. He graduated the year after and entered into his current position at Pocketnow, full-time.