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Twitter Hacked? Thousands Of Passwords Posted On File Sharing Site


The passwords for up to 35,000 Twitter accounts were posted on the online file sharing website Twitter said it would be trying to figure out how the user names and passwords ended up posted on the portal.

­“We’re looking into the situation and have pushed out password resets to potentially affected accounts,” Twitter tweeted.

Some of the information posted on pertained to spam accounts and featured incorrect login credentials.

The apparent data breach came as Twitter challenged a court order to subpoena personal data and tweets as evidence in a case involving an Occupy Wall Street protester. The firm stated in the motion that the prosecution’s request to submit the data would effectively force it to violate federal law. Twitter’s action received backing from the American Civil Liberties Union.

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RT, previously known as Russia Today, is a global multilingual television news network based in Russia. RT was the first all-digital Russian TV network.

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