Twitter hacked, 250k accounts compromised

Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by Qtis, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. Qtis
    OP

    Qtis Grey Knight Inquisitor

    Member
    3,791
    1,292
    Feb 28, 2010
    The Forge
    Nothing seems to be secure enough anymore, when Twitter joins the many online communities that have had their servers breached. Limited information on 250,000 accounts were stolen in the recent attack. All compromised passwords have been reset and the affected users notified, but still quite a big mess for Twitter. Apparently the hack exploited a flaw in Java.


    Source

    Somehow I can't seem to understand how Java seems to be in pretty much everything when it's basically full of flaws (possibly due to the wide spread use, it's exploited to the max).
     
    RodrigoDavy likes this.


  2. Just Another Gamer

    Just Another Gamer 星空のメモリア-Wish upon a shooting star- Fanboy

    Member
    1,898
    273
    Feb 29, 2012
    Watching Hibarigasaki's starry sky
    I heard about this on the news just a few hours ago and I'm more curious who did it. Still that bird isn't going to be shot down anytime soon.
     
  3. shakirmoledina

    shakirmoledina Legend

    Member
    6,611
    218
    Oct 23, 2004
    Tanzania
    Dar es Salaam
    twitter is yet to be that strong. facebook has worked hard but knowing php, there are many vulnerabilities esp since its web based.
     
  4. Kouen Hasuki

    Kouen Hasuki Kouen the Cyber Husky

    Member
    1,388
    337
    Jan 9, 2013
    Norway
    Gaming Bunker
    my account is safe so I'm happy
     
    Black-Ice likes this.
  5. Black-Ice

    Black-Ice Founder of the Church of Renamon

    Member
    4,228
    9,085
    Oct 31, 2011
    London
    *logs on*
    *changes password*
    Winning.
     
    jerbear64 and EZ-Megaman like this.
  6. mr allen

    mr allen Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    76
    25
    Feb 2, 2013
    United States
    Earth?
    This is why I don't have a Twitter account. I just use Facebook instead where everything is already public.

    I was under the impression that everyone was going to move to HTML 5 so stuff like this wouldn't occur. This just helps show the problems with java
     
  7. Wizerzak

    Wizerzak Because I'm a potato!

    Member
    2,784
    847
    May 30, 2010
    United Kingdom
    I was under the impression that this 'hack' was done purely through phishing emails disguised as from Twitter. :unsure:

    May be wrong though.
     
    EZ-Megaman likes this.
  8. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

    Member
    15,763
    3,435
    Nov 17, 2008
    Australia
    Queensland
    just found out about this a little birdy told me
     
    ComeTurismO likes this.
  9. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

    Member
    18,151
    10,463
    May 6, 2009
    United States
    The Danger Zone
    ShitGBAtempSays will stand strong.
     
  10. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

    Member
    10,254
    17,403
    Aug 5, 2011
    United States
    New Jersey
    I propose calling the hackers "Twitter Shitters".

    All those in favor?
     
    Latiken and Bladexdsl like this.
  11. Its_just_Lou

    Its_just_Lou GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    118
    38
    Jan 11, 2013
    United States
    Wait, 'twitter' ?

    Ehhhh, nevermind..... surely there will be other 'outlets' for sheeple with 'pseudo-self importance syndrome', eh?
     
    jalaneme, Tom Bombadildo and NahuelDS like this.
  12. Tom Bombadildo

    Tom Bombadildo Honk!

    pip Contributor
    GBAtemp Patron
    Tom Bombadildo is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    10,129
    9,948
    Jul 11, 2009
    United States
    I forgot
    I don't know why, but I laughed so hard at this. Probably cuz I know a lot of these type of people and I hate them.
     
    NahuelDS likes this.
  13. ComeTurismO

    ComeTurismO CTO

    Member
    2,930
    5,524
    Sep 18, 2011
    Canada
    4:54 PM
    Poor bird :(
    Just warning my cousins who have twitter right now.
     
  14. Nah3DS

    Nah3DS Madre de Dios! Es El POLLO DIABLO!!!

    Member
    3,600
    1,901
    Feb 9, 2010
    Argentina
    we all do
     
  15. Latiken

    Latiken GBATemp's Epic Fusion

    Member
    441
    41
    Jul 7, 2011
    United States
    Tennessee
    I have a twitter but I don't use it very often. Usually just log on to read some tweets when I am bored.
     
  16. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvert™

    Member
    27,883
    8,103
    Feb 4, 2010
    United States
    Cave Entrance, Watching Cyan Write Letters
    Are you thinking of Javascript instead for something? HTML5 is not a replacement for Java in most situations.
     
  17. Foxi4

    Foxi4 On the hunt...

    pip Reporter
    23,442
    21,330
    Sep 13, 2009
    Poland
    Gaming Grotto
    Twatters.

    I win. B-)
     
    Gahars likes this.
  18. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    22,911
    8,572
    Nov 21, 2005
    Sadly others have used it as a somewhat disparaging collective noun for Twitter users already.

    Unless.... you are aiming for another situation like the American news definition of hacker and ones everybody else uses aren't you?

    Back on topic I hope we get a nice report of how it happened.
     
  19. Foxi4

    Foxi4 On the hunt...

    pip Reporter
    23,442
    21,330
    Sep 13, 2009
    Poland
    Gaming Grotto
    I was just doing a funny... ._.

    In any case! Changed my password despite the fact that it's been months since I used Twitter... Last time I did, it was for an online competition anyways, so it doesn't count as "active use".
     
  20. Xuphor

    Xuphor I have lied to all of you. I am deeply sorry.

    Banned
    1,681
    957
    Jul 14, 2007
    United States
    USA
    My account is uneffected. Even if it were hacked, I'd not give a crap, I don't use any real information on it. I only use it when it's required for contests and the like, I'd just make a new one :P

    Seriosuly though, 250,000? That's gotta be less than 1/100th of the total, it's not that many in the large scale.