Twitter warns of hacking attempt, 250,000 users affected

If you have a Twitter account, listen up. The microblogging service has just given a heads up that there has been a concerted effort on their systems to compromise users, and while the company was able to stop one hacking attempt in its tracks, they say that the bad guys have managed to nab user information, which includes usernames, email addresses, session tokens and salted/hashed passwords.

The company says that it has already preemptively reset the passwords of the people who are affected and if you are one of the unlucky few, then you should have gotten an email about it. It’s probably also a good idea to reset your password just in case, as Twitter is saying that the attacks are pretty sophisticated and there’s a small chance that there are more accounts that has been compromised by the attack.

Source: Twitter