This is a little unnerving. I just saw about 55,000 Twitter emails and passwords in the wind. I was busy checking for mine so I didn’t have time to be bad, HOWEVER, this is not a good thing at all. As tough as it is to delete twitter accounts, hacking 55,000 twitter accounts and then pasting them on the web should not look that easy. Are you on this list? Click the link below to check for your information. I will not directly link to it since that sounds like a very bad idea. The link below connects to the site that has the link:
According to initial reports, a ‘Twitter insider’ said the following [TNW has not verified this remark, so treat it appropriately]: “The micro blogging platform is aware of this hack and was taking necessary actions to save those people’s account from malicious activity.” I’m leery of the statement as I can’t imagine that anyone close to Twitter would call it a ‘micro blogging platform,’ but for now that also conjecture.
What should you do if you are on the list? Change your password NOW! What should you do if you are not on the list? Change your password NOW! There is no way to tell if this is just the beginning or if only a “sample” was shown. Protect yourself now to prevent your account from being hijacked.