8000 Twitter accounts data posted by LulzSec, passwords not hacked
The infamous hacking group LulzSec known for their motive-less hacking of high profile targets have released data from 8000 twitter accounts who used image sharing service TweetGif.
Unlike earlier hacks , this does not include passwords/hashes. The file mostly contained public information like names and locations displayed next to the twitter handles.
But the list contained token/secret pairs, which are used to authorize third party services like TweetGif to post to an account. However, these codes expire over time. The access to these services can be revoked using the twitter settings.
A twitter spokesman has said, “I can confirm that no Twitter account passwords were leaked,” “Twitter was not compromised in this instance.”
This shows the importance of security policies to be followed by third party services which collaborate with social network sites.
source : TheVerge
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