Twitter representatives reaffirm that no user accounts have been hacked, despite claims of hacker group LulzSec Reborn.
The hacker group—borne off LulzSec, another hacker group that threatened a handful of large company websites this summer—claimed that they have obtained credentials of 10,000 Twitter accounts after hacking a third-party app. This was LulzSec Reborn’s latest appearance since they hacked MilitarySingles.com in March.
They conveyed this message by posting a table on PasteBin over the weekend, saying they have acquired the pool of information by hacking an app called TweetGif. The table shows users’ Twitter handles, passwords, actual names, locations, bios, avatars, the tokens they enter to activate the app and their last tweet as well.
This table of information still remains visible online. Despite this though, a Twitter spokesman insists that the site’s security was not breached and all account passwords remain secure.
The company could not explain though how TweetGif, which is a way to connect users’ accounts to Twitter, was hacked.
Hacker group LulzSec has been quiet since the latter half of last summer. The group has compromised big, high profile websites such as FBI, CIA, Sony and PBS last May.
New group LulzSec Reborn cannot be satisfactorily connected though with the original group apart from the namesake. Also, since 2011 the way LulzSec functions has changed. The group started with only a handful of hackers but has now reportedly swelled to a bigger group. One hacker admits that “nobody really knows what’s … going on anymore.”