– Twitter has disclosed a plot to gain access to some of its users’ passwords
and accounts, using fake BitTorrent file-sharing sites and forums, The Wall
Street Journal reported.
An unidentified person has reportedly been using the
scam for "a number of years," according to Twitter, which maintained
that the number of people affected is "very small."
"waited for the forums and sites to get popular and then used those
exploits to get access to the username, email address, and password of every
person who had signed up," the company said in a note to developers, which
also included a recommendation that users change their passwords.