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Hackers steal Twitter passwords

Twitter says a quarter of a million of its users have had their accounts details stolen. The social networking site revealed its security had been breached by large-scale cyber attacks.

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Twitter advise users to reset passwords after breach

In its statement to users, Twitter said that it reset the pilfered passwords which had been hacked and sent users emails advising them that they will have to create a new one.

Twitter noted a recent surge in security breaches at several U.S. media and technology companies.

The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal reported this week that their computer systems had been infiltrated by China-based hackers.

Twitter says hackers may have gained access to information on around 250,000 of its more than 200 million active users.

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