32 mn Twitter passwords hacked, on sale: Report

world Updated: Jun 10, 2016 07:36 IST

NEW YORK: A report on Thursday said hackers might have used malware to collect more than 32 million Twitter login credentials.

According to the report on technology website Tech crunch, these credentials are now being sold on the “dark web”.

The report was published soon after news emerged on Thursday that Twitter co-founder Evan Williams’s account was hacked.

“Leaked Source, a site with a search engine of leaked login credentials, said in a blog post that it received a copy of the user information,” the report noted.

Leaked Source said the cache of Twitter data contains 32,888,300 records, including email addresses, usernames and passwords. Leaked Source has added the information to its search engine.

Leaked Source noted that “the user credentials were collected by malware infecting browsers like Firefox or Chrome rather than stolen directly from Twitter”.

Twitter said its systems had not been breached.

First Published: Jun 10, 2016 07:36 IST