Twitter issues message to 'keep users secure' from security attacks

Twitter has issued a message to reassure its users after the social networking site detected "unusual access patterns" that led to "unauthorized access attempts to Twitter user data".

In a statement on Twitter's blog it said that its investigation had detected that attackers may have had access to usernames, email addresses and passwords for around 250,000 users.

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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.