Monday 18 June 2012

TweetGif hacked, 10,000 Twitter accounts released by Anonymous

Members of the collective Anonymous have attacked TweetGif service, which allows sharing on the microblogging site animated Gif. By exploiting a security flaw SQL, Anonymous has once again delivered a show of force by accessing the database of the site, collecting no fewer than 10,000 Twitter accounts. Announced on behalf of the group of hackers, the attack took place on the night of Monday to Tuesday.

IDs, passwords and basic information disclosed

Cyberwarnews site explains that all the details of those users' accounts have been hacked: IDs, passwords and other basic information. However, even if Anonymous has no malicious intent, it highlights a flaw in the site which could potentially attract other hackers.

It is not enough to change their password on Twitter to secure new profile, the Anonymous explain what to do: he must go to the Twitter site, then the Profile tab, Settings, Applications, and then disable authorization for access TweetGif. The social network has not yet responded to this issue.

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