We’re been confident that our data on Twitter wasn’t breached by anyone, and we are continuously protecting the credentials accounts by taking regular check and balance features,since our security teams are checking our data against any recently shared data. The Twitter Official says.
We have investigated reports of Twitter usernames/passwords on the dark web, and we're confident that our systems have not been breached.
— Michael Coates (@_mwc) June 9, 2016
LeakedSource is a site with a search engine of leaked login credentials. The officials say in their blog post that they received a copy of the user information from “Tessa88@exploit.im,” the same alias used by the person who gave it hacked data from Russian social network VK last week.
LeakedSource says the cache of Twitter data contains 32,888,300 records, including email addresses, usernames, and passwords. LeakedSource has added the information to its search engine, which is paid but lets people remove leaked information for free.
Though LeakedSource is of the thoughts that the user credentials were collected from malware infecting browsers like Firefox, Chrome and many others, yet the LeakedSource says that the credentials weren’t directly got from Twitter. Affected users contains a large number of Russians as six of the top 10 email domains represented in the database are Russian, including mail.ru and yandex.ru.
Mark Zuckerberg also got several of his non-Facebook social media accounts hacked this week, including Twitter, his information wasn’t included in this data set, LeakedSource claims. Zuckerberg was ridiculed for appearing to reuse “dadada” as his password on multiple sites, but results from LeakedSource’s data analysis shows that many people are much less creative. The most popular password, showing up 120,417 times, was “123456,” while “password” appears 17,471 times. An analysis of the VK data also turned up similar results.
Twitter suggested that the recent hijacking of accounts belonging to different celebrities including the Founder of Facebook ‘Mark Zuckerberg’ was due to the re-use of passwords that were leaked the LinkedIn and Myspace breaches.
According to the reports Login credentials of more than 32 Million Twitter users are now being sold on the dark web marketplace for 10 Bitcoins (over $5,800).According to Twitter, they openly denied the hacking of Twitter accounts, but still LeakedSource believed that the data was leaked as a result of malware . LeakedSource wrote in his blog that the malware infected 32 Million users who were the members of a popular social media plate form ‘Twitter’.Yet Twitter in the undergoing process of hack verification. The Twitter Support Team says.
To help keep people safe and accounts protected, we've been checking our data against what's been shared from recent password leaks.
— Twitter Support (@Support) June 6, 2016
In the end we would suggest you, if you are using the same password over multiple user accounts, then do change or you would be breached out.