Friday, 10 June 2016

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NEW YORK -- Twitter is denying a report that credentials from millions of users were stolen or leaked through a data breach at the social media company.

The website LeakedSource says it received a cache of Twitter data that contains 32 million records, including passwords.

But in a blog post Thursday evening, Twitter said the data may have been obtained from other sites or malware -- not from Twitter itself.

"We've investigated claims of Twitter @names and passwords available on the 'dark web,' and we're confident the information was not obtained from a hack of Twitter's servers," the company wrote.

"The purported Twitter @names and passwords may have been amassed from combining information from other recent breaches, malware on victim machines that are stealing passwords for all sites, or a combination of both."

In an earlier statement, Twitter tried to reassure users that, "In fact, we've been working to help keep accounts protected by checking our data against what's been shared from recent other password leaks."

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