Twitter was the victim of a massive cyber attack and the social network speaks of more than 250 000 compromised accounts. Sophisticated, the attack was the work of professionals with deep pockets, said Bob Lord, responsible for security of the site. Today, everything seems to be back to normal.
Hackers wanted access information from 250,000 compromised accounts. All accounts in question were created in 2007 and the site has decided to reset all passwords profiles involved. So, if you receive an email asking you to recreate Twitter password is that your account was targeted.
The attack came at the same time as those of large American media, like the New York Times or the Wall Street Journal. Twitter think they are the same pirates who attacked the site and is working with authorities to find those responsible.