Malware harvesting stored credentials exposed 32 million Twitter accounts

Twitter wasn’t hacked, but its users were.

By Steve Ragan

A data set with more than 32 million Twitter accounts is up for sale, and according to those who have examined the data, the source of the records appears to be malware that’s harvested credentials stored in Chrome or Firefox.

The data, according to ZDNet, is being sold for 10 BTC, or roughly $5,800. Though the collection is 379 million records, the actual count is 32 million once duplicates are removed.

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