Apparently last night at ~10PM Twitter was hacked by a group calling themselves the Iranian Cyber Army, based on info at TechCrunch.
Apparently it was a ‘redirect attack’ as one of the founders noted:
Update 9.: Biz Stone blogged:
As we tweeted a bit ago, Twitter’s DNS records were temporarily compromised tonight but have now been fixed. As some noticed, Twitter.com was redirected for a while but API and platform applications were working. We will update with more information and details once we’ve investigated more fully.
This is definitely not the first security-related issue we’ve seen with Twitter, nor is it likely to be the last. However, it reminds us of the fact that not only is everything you post on Twitter public and permanent, but the spreading integration of sites and services means that the compromise of one site could lead to widespread security issues. As was also noted in the article:
Update 3.: It is suggested that if you use the same password on your Twitter account with other accounts, now would be a good time to change your password on those other accounts.
Very good advice … we all know that maintaining passwords for a variety of sites with differing requirements is a major pain, but especially in the case of accounts storing personal data and financial records, it is worth doing whatever it takes to be safe.
Source & Image: TechCrunch