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09th Jun 2016

33 Million Twitter accounts have been hacked. Here’s how to check yours. 

There is more bad news for Twitter today as it has emerged that more than 33 million account passwords have been made available on the dark web.

According to LeakedSource, a database is being sold for about 10 bitcoins or about €5,000. The database contains 32,880,300 Twitter credentials and is for sale by a person identified by the alias Tessa88.

LeakedSource is a search engine capable of searching over 1.8 billion leaked records and allows users to check which of their social media accounts have been hacked by entering their username HERE.

None of the passwords in the latest leak are encrypted which leads LeakedSource to believe the passwords were obtained by Malware.

“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,” they wrote in a blog post.

Twitter are aware of the breach of security but are confident their systems have not been hacked.

Users are advised to choose difficult passwords that utilise letters, numbers and symbols. They are also advised never to use the same password twice.