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 security attack 'not work of amateurs'

Twitter's director of information security, Bob Lord said the hacking attack on the social networking site "was not the work of amateurs".

This attack was not the work of amateurs, and we do not believe it was an isolated incident. The attackers were extremely sophisticated, and we believe other companies and organizations have also been recently similarly attacked. For that reason we felt that it was important to publicize this attack while we still gather information, and we are helping government and federal law enforcement in their effort to find and prosecute these attackers to make the Internet safer for all users.

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