Anonymous hackers leaked more than 55,000 hacked twitter accounts username and password through Pastebin. 'The micro blogging platform is aware of this hack and was taking necessary actions to save those people's account from malicious activity', said a Twitter insider.
It was such a huge pile of usernames and passwords that it wan't to possible to share in a single paste. So it took the hackers five Pastebin pages to leak the data.
This hack is just an alert to other millions of Twitter users that they could be hacked anytime.
Twitter need to imply some password strength checker during signup while changing passwords. And guide the users to create a strong password.
While it appears that Twitter has already disabled many of the affected accounts, people frequently use the same passwords to access multiple sites and this breach could allow the attackers to compromise email accounts, banking sites, and message boards.
To check if your account is hacked, go through this five Pastebin pages ( page 1 | page 2 | page 3 | page 4 | page 5 ) and to find your account easily just by using the find feature in your browser (CTRL+F) and type your email id.