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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