Twitter locked Log-in Accounts following report on Sale by Hackers

  • On June 9, 2016, news surfaced that a Russian hacker had called Tessa88 to access 32 million names for 10 bitcoin (Sterling 4000). Twitter denied about the instance in its blog post, stating that the hackers had no access to their servers. Michael Coates, Chief Security Officer, Twitter, also disclaimed such leakage from their system. However, he asserted that cross checking of the list revealed that some of the log-in data being offered was real, which lead to micro-blogging service locking those accounts and forcing a password reset. The number of accounts locked by Twitter was not disclosed.