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The digital world is never a safe place and you have to wary of all your digital footprints as the hackers are growing bold day by day. A hacker going by the alias of Mauritania Attacker today claimed to have breached the security apparatus of Twitter.com and got access to data of thousands of Twitter accounts. The hacker in a significant boast of his exploits also leaked thousands of twitter Accounts credentials today, which was hijacked from twitter. The leaked accounts are in a zip file which can be downloaded here. All the information is in plain text format.
This exclusive was brought to notice by my friends at the exclusive hacking infoportal Techworm.in. Techworm officials said that the leaked data contains twitter id, twitter nick name, oauth_token, oauth_token secret codes. which can be used to login into the victims account. Hacker also added how to use oauth_token to login into the Account -which can be done easily with the use of tamper data. Techworm also confirmed that the Mauritania Attacker has access to entire database of users on twitter and no account is safe from him, may be he will leak unlimited accounts credentials in the coming future.
To put the attack in a perspective the Mauritania Attacker has leaked data relating to about 15167 Twitter accounts in a public domain. If indeed he has access to the entire database has he has claimed to Techworm, this is the most serious case of hacking we have seen.
My advise to my readers is to be a little wary about posting Tweets for few days for the air to clear up