Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: As many as 32 million Twitter account credentials lifted by hackers from web browser programs were put up for online sale, says a report.
Twitter was adamant that its computer systems had not been broken into by hackers, and that it was not the source of any account information being hawked on the Internet.
"We are confident that these usernames and credentials were not obtained by a Twitter data breach -- our systems have not been breached," a Twitter spokesperson said yesterday.
"In fact, we've been working to help keep accounts protected by checking our data against what's been shared from recent other password leaks," the spokesperson said.
According to LeakedSource.Com, tens of millions of Twitter credentials are being traded on the "dark web," a section of the Internet accessed by special software.
The data set reportedly contained more than 32 million Twitter records that could include information such as usernames, passwords, or email addresses.
(With PTI inputs)