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On Tuesday Russian hacker Tessa88 claimed to have obtained a cache which contained 379 million Twitter usernames and passwords; the number of compromised accounts is actually a still-staggering 33 million – that is 10% of Twitter’s active monthly users. Tessa88 is selling the information for a mere $5,800 in Bitcoin.
Many sources are stating that Tessa88 did not hack Twitter itself, but infected the computers of Twitter users with malware which allowed them to access their Twitter login information – and other more sensitive information.
It is recommended that users run an antivirus scan in order to remove any malware. After that they should change the password to their Twitter account and enable Twitter’s two-step authentication which increases account security. Two-step authentication is extremely helpful because it requires a phone number and password to log in.