MORE THAN 32 MILLION TWITTER CREDENTIALS REPORTEDLY HACKED
The company trying to be the Google of hacked user credentials says it just obtained another huge leak, this time affecting Twitter users. LeakedSource recently reported it obtained a database of more than 32 million Twitter login credentials from a user going by the alias Tessa88@exploit.im.
LeakedSource uses a freemium model where anyone can search for their own credentials for free; however, to see the majority of the leaked credentials users must subscribe to the service. Twenty-four passes are available for $2-$4 depending on whether you pay by Bitcoin or PayPal—annual subscriptions run upwards of $200.
Although pretty much anyone can claim they have a leaked database of credentials, LeakedSource believes this collection is legitimate. “These credentials…are real and valid,” LeakedSource said in its blog post. “Out of 15 users we asked, all 15 verified their passwords.”
LeakedSource says there’s no evidence to suggest these passwords were lifted directly from Twitter. Instead, the company believes users were infected by malware, which grabbed username and plaintext passwords from users’ browsers. LeakedSource says the initial malware targets were mostly Russian users.
Source | itnews