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Twitter hackedUnidentified attackers carried out a number of successful attacks on Twitter.

February 1 resource administration Twitter issued a statement about finding security incident related to the attacks on the servers of popular platforms.

“This week, we found a number of unusual access attempts, which allowed us to identify attempts to gain unauthorized access to user data Twitter. We found one active attack and managed to stop it almost immediately. However, our investigation revealed that the attackers were able to gain access to restricted user data, 250,000 users: user names, email addresses, session tokens and encrypted passwords, “– said in a statement.

This is not the first hacker attack on the most popular networks and resources of the United States. Recall that this week it became known compromised computers publications New York Times and Wall Street Journal. These developments have not gone unnoticed U.S. authorities. According to the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama (Barack Obama), discussions between senior officials of the U.S. and China on the issue of the large number of hacker attacks on U.S. companies and government agencies have not yielded the expected results. In connection with this controller began to consider possible sanctions, which the Government will respond to such incidents of information security. (more…)