Twitter in ‘acai berry’ spam attack using passwords stolen from Gawker website

Twitter in ‘acai berry’ spam attack using passwords stolen from Gawker website
The hackers broke into thousands of accounts and sent spam messages promoting drinks made from the superfood acai berry.
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How hackers breached Gawker’s security – and how to protect yourself
Just how safe are your details after the emails and passwords of around 1.3m registered users were released by Gnosis? What was hacked into? Nine websites owned by New York-based Gawker Media, including the media and technology site Gawker and popular gadget site Gizmodo. What was exposed? The emails and passwords of around 1.3 million registered users – including those of Gawker Media owner …
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Plundered passwords keep Twitter flooded with spam
SAN FRANCISCO – Passwords plundered from gossip website Gawker were evidently used by hackers to flood micro-blogging service Twitter with booby-trapped spam about Acai berries.Twitter users were being warned not to…
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