Today we know that a Russian hacker claims to have got millions of passwords of this famous social network, payment for this information , a total of 10 bitcoins (which are currently about $ 5,800).
In a recent publication of LeakedSource they claim that this database contains more than 32 million Twitter accounts . In that article we read that the passwords were stored in text files, and it seems that many of those accounts belong to Russian users.
Twitter's users have been hacked. Read more https://t.co/IwKwVr7XTG— Leaked Source (@LeakedSource) June 9, 2016
Anyway, it is quite likely that these credentials were obtained through the use of malware and do not seem to have penetrated the security of the platform.
In fact, an official of Twitter says that "they are very confident that those users and credentials were not obtained by a failure" on the platform: "Our systems remain intact" .
We have investigated reports of Twitter usernames/passwords on the dark web, and we're confident that our systems have not been breached.— Michael Coates ஃ (@_mwc) June 9, 2016
We can Remember that LeakedSource made it clear that the most common passwords in this database are: '123456', '123456789', 'qwerty' and 'password'. I truly believe that users who use this type of passwords in the 2016 deserve to be hacked.
The real danger is that most users use the same password on different sites, so you could end up coming in the mail or other social networks, etc. A good reminder for everyone to protect their accounts, using stronger passwords and not repeat them everywhere.