The Great Twitter Hack
Late on Friday, Twitter announced that the company’s networks had been hacked and up to 250,000 users’ data may have been made vulnerable. Information such as usernames, e-mail addresses and encrypted passwords were accessed in a “sophisticated attack.” Twitter Director of Information Security Bob Lord said, “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.” Twitter recommends what they call “good password hygiene”—using unique passwords for different sites and long passwords that cannot be found in a dictionary. This has been a week of hacks as The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and New York Times also suffered security breaches.