Twitter login credentials up for sale on dark net
So it appears that 71 million Twitter login credentials (email addresses and passwords, all cleartext) are up for sale on the dark net. No indication where they came from or how fresh they are (I’ve inquired and will update this post if I get any info).
Might this be a good time to change your password?
And if the Twitter offering doesn’t concern you, how about 80,000 Amazon Kindle users’ details? TechMic reports:
@0x2Taylor — said in a Twitter direct message that he and a friend “breached a server” owned by Amazon that contained database files with more than 80,000 Kindle users’ information.
“When they first got Kindles and set them up, all their stuff was being logged and put into a database,” @0x2Taylor said. He added that the database includes a user’s email, password, city, state, phone number, zip code, user-agent, LastLoginIP, Proxy IP and street. He sent us several emails and passwords in an effort to legitimize the breach.
“If I don’t receive a payment from them the data will be posted online along with an older dump,” he said.
As of the time of this posting, there’s a 569mb dump with 83k records that the hacker’s uploaded. The file is dated May 25.
Update: Amazon denies those data are real and denies any hack of their server or data. IBT has the denial.
Jordana Ari - July 8, 2016
Thanks for posting this. Have to presume I am one of the 70 million