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Twitter Hack Revives Concerns Over Its Data Security – The Wall Street Journal

The hack last week that exposed Twitter Inc.’s longstanding security issues started with a process familiar to almost every internet user: the password reset.

In part by manipulating Twitter employees via a technique known as social engineering, hackers were able to change the passwords on 45 accounts without the owners being aware, according to the company, security experts and a business associate of the hacker. The hourslong attack enabled the hackers to control accounts of prominent figures, including former Vice President…

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