Twitter admitted recently in a micro-blog post that they found some unusual access patterns on some user accounts. In retaliation they withdrew access from all suspicious accounts as the anonymous hackers might have stolen user data and personal information from their accounts. These compromised accounts are around 250,000 in number.
Although Twitter mentioned the two large scale attacks on Wall Street Journal and New York Times but like the two giant news providing companies, Twitter did not say anything about the nature of cyber-attacks on Twitter.
“This attack was not the work of amateurs, and we do not believe it was an isolated incident,” Twitter said. “The attackers were extremely sophisticated, and we believe other companies and organizations have also been recently similarly attacked.”
It really is the time for you to change your twitter account password. If you are one of those account holders, whose account has been compromised by Twitter, then you will receive an email from them asking you to reset your password. If you have more accounts using the same email address and same password combination, you need to change them as well to be altogether secure.
Not only Twitter but you should change passwords to all your important accounts due to a large scale of cyber-attacks are happening out there and you never know where the next attack will be.