200 million hacked Twitter accounts data published for free

John Leonard
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200 million hacked Twitter accounts data published for free

Data dump includes details of celebrities' accounts and could be used for extortion, phishing and scamming

Researchers say details of more than 200 million Twitter accounts have been published on an online hacker forum, where they can be downloaded for free. This is the latest sorry twist in a tale t...

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