Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to change your password, again, because it looks like Twitter has been hacked over the weekend. On Saturday morning local time, Twitter announced that it as detected an unusual access pattern and found that there were unauthorized attempts to access Twitter’s user data. Shortly after the discovery, Twitter shut down the process but found that the attackers may have already gotten their hands on limited user information such as usernames, email addresses, session tokens and encrypted/salted version of passwords of approximately 250,000 users.
For safety reasons, Twitter have already reset passwords and revoked session tokens for these accounts and if you’re one of the unfortunate users, Twitter will also send an email to you notifying you of the problems. If you haven’t already logged into Twitter, the next time you do so, you’ll be required to create a new password to log in.
As with situations like such, if you’re using a general password, it’s time to change them all just to be safe. According to Twitter, the attack was not from amateurs; the attackers were extremely sophisticated and they believe that other companies and organizations may also have been attacked.