In the ever changing virtual world of wireless, mobile and internet operations the risk of information being compromised grows ever greater.
With well publicised attacks on Twitter, The Wall Street Journal and New York Times as well as MI5 quoted as “fighting an astonishing level of cyber-attacks”, criminals are using increasingly sophisticated methods and strategies to infiltrate your systems.
Bob Lord, Twitter’s director of information security, said the attack was “not the work of amateurs” and the company did not believe it was an isolated incident.
“Our investigation has thus far indicated that the attackers may have had access to limited user information – usernames, email addresses, session tokens and encrypted/salted versions of passwords – for approximately 250,000 users,” Lord said. “As a precautionary security measure, we have reset passwords and revoked session tokens for these accounts.
“This attack was not the work of amateurs, and we do not believe it was an isolated incident. The attackers were extremely sophisticated, and we believe other companies and organizations have also been recently similarly attacked.”
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