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Twitter: We weren't hacked but we're forcing password resets after 32 million credentials leak
Twitter: We weren't hacked but we're forcing password resets after 32 million credentials leak | ZDNetTwitter says this week's reported leak of 32 million of the site's user names and passwords wasn't the result of a breach of its servers. But it's now responded by locking some exposed accounts and requiring users to pick new passwords.
"We've investigated claims of Twitter @names and passwords available on the dark web and we're confident the information was not obtained from a hack of Twitter's servers," Michael Coates, Twitter's trust and information security officer, said on Friday.
News broke on Thursday that 32 million Twitter passwords were being traded on the dark web, making it the latest in a string of mega password leaks over the past month, affecting MySpace, LinkedIn, and Tumblr users. Combined, the leaks amount to well over half a billion records.