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Hacker Selling Millions Of Twitter Password Accounts On Dark Web

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A hacker, who has links to the recent MySpace, LinkedIn, and Tumblr data breaches, is claiming another major tech scalp — this time, it’s said to be millions of Twitter accounts.

A Russian seller, who goes by the name Tessa88, claimed in an encrypted chat on Tuesday to have obtained the database, which includes email addresses (and sometimes two per person), usernames, and plain-text passwords.

Tessa88 is selling the cache for 10 bitcoins, or about $5,820 at the time of writing.

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You may search for yourself in the leaked Twitter.com credentials by visiting their homepage. If your personal information appears in our copy of the Twitter credentials, or in any other leaked database that we possess, you may remove yourself for free

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How To Tell If Someone’s Been Snooping On Your Email Account

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Let’s take GMAIL for example. Log into your Gmail account from your computer’s Web browser. Once you get to your inbox screen, scroll to the bottom, and look for the link labelled “Details” in the lower-right corner. (Look closely)   Click the link, and you’ll get a pop-up window that shows the last 10 times someone accessed your Gmail account, along with how they accessed it (through a browser, an email app, and so on), their IP address, and when they access it. If something looks strange, you’ll want to change your password as soon as possible.

LinkedIn Sued

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LinkedIn, the social network for professionals, is being sued  by users who claim the company hacked into their email address books. Users who are a part of the lawsuit say the company emailed their contacts on their behalf and invited recipients to join the network.

They want the federal judge in San Jose, California, to force LinkedIn to put an end to this behavior as well as to return any revenue they may have earned from advertisers by promoting the service to non users. The complaint even points to LinkedIn’s website as evidence, noting multiple users have criticized the network after several of their contacts received unsolicited invitation emails.

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In a   blog post, LinkedIn denounces the arguments and says they never email contacts without a user’s permission.The complaint also points to a former LinkedIn employee who used his profile to brag about his job which allowed him to devise “hack schemes to make lots of $$$ with Java, Groovy and cunning.” According to a LinkedIn spokesperson, the engineer in question left in May 2012.

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