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Twitter hackers may have targeted Gloucestershire users

By EchoMichael  |  Posted: February 02, 2013

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TWITTER users in Gloucestershire could be among the 250,000 people whose personal information was targeted by hackers.

The social media giant has revealed that online rogues tried to gain access to account information earlier this week.

User names, email addresses and encrypted passwords may have been seen by the web criminals.  

Twitter bosses have reset the pilfered passwords and sent notification emails to affected users.

Twitter said in its blog that the attack "was not the work of amateurs, and we do not believe it was an isolated incident".

Were you one of the affected Twitter users? Call the Echo on 01242 278081.

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  • Apothegm_  |  February 02 2013, 6:44PM

    "Twitter hackers may have targeted Gloucestershire users" must be one of the stupidest TiG headlines of recent times, and is a desperate attempt to make an international story relevant to our little part of the UK. Does the headline writer really imagine that a bunch of hackers sits round a table and decides which county in the UK it is going to target? The Twitter hackers will simply have grabbed the information they could get hold of, regardless of person, town, county, and country.

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