Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Jihad hacker steals all Twitter account information

This is another reason I do not have any kind of "social media" and eschew any form of contact in the cyber-world except for the bare needs; email and research.  If you have  twitter account, be aware your information is probably in the hands of those who follow the example of Muhammad.

Sleep well, sheeple.

From Information Age August 20 by Pete Swabey

Pro-Islamic hacker claims to have compromised every Twitter account

A hacktivist known as Mauritania Attacker has claimed to have compromised every account on Twitter by stealing a list of OAuth tokens.

OAuth is an authorisation protocol that allows websites to share log-in credentials. The stolen tokens could be used to access Twitter accounts without need for a password.

According to Indian security news site Techworm, the pro-Islamic hacker today published OAuth details for 15,167 accounts on a file-sharing website.

"In a conversation with Techworm, he confirmed that he have 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 [sic]."

Techworm's story was linked to from the Twitter account of AnonGhost, an Anonymous-affiliated hacktivist group led by Mauritania Attacker, and from his own Facebook page.

Information Age has not downloaded the OAuth Tokens and cannot confirm or deny their veracity.

Twitter has said that it is "currently looking into the sitatuation".

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