Tens of millions of Twitter passwords are being traded on the dark web, according to the hacked information database Leaked Source.
The group said it uncovered 32,888,300 Twitter records online, each of which “may contain an email address, a username, sometimes a second email and a visible password.”
But Twitter itself likely wasn’t hacked, Leaked Source said. Instead, consumers were likely infected by a certain kind of malware that sent saved usernames and passwords from browsers like Chrome and Firefox back to the hackers.
“Also, we triple-checked: Mark Zuckerberg isn’t in this data set,” the group noted, an apparent reference to recent reports that the Facebook CEO’s Twitter account was hacked.