Twitter latest hacking

Does anyone know what to do about it. I received two warnings, one from "You've been pwned" and another one from Google. What to do ? What does all mean?
Thanks in advance (as if we didn't have enough, now this pain too !)
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  • Blulu
    Blulu Posts: 7,620 Forumite
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    edited 6 January 2023 at 11:07PM
    I'm not exactly sure what to do about it if you are pwned, other than to change password/s. But here is a site to check if you have been: https://haveibeenpwned.com/

    Hope it's OK and not too much of a pain to sort.

    Blu XXX

    Edit to add: I've just seen this a few posts down in CCC. May well be relevent: https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/discussion/6415564/warning-take-care-with-twitter-competitions#latest
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  • MikeJXE
    MikeJXE Posts: 3,085 Forumite
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    You've been pwned Means a password you use has been compromised, someone has copied it.

    I you look on havebeenpwned it might tell you more 
  • marialionza
    marialionza Posts: 7,025 Forumite
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    Do you think is Twitter's password?
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  • marialionza
    marialionza Posts: 7,025 Forumite
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    This is what it says:


    Date of breach:1 Jan 2021
    Compromised data:Email addresses, Names, Social media profiles, Usernames


    In early 2023, over 200M records scraped from Twitter appeared on a popular hacking forum. The data was obtained sometime in 2021 by abusing an API that enabled email addresses to be resolved to Twitter profiles. The subsequent results were then composed into a corpus of data containing email addresses alongside public Twitter profile information including names, usernames and follower counts.

    It does not mention passwords. But still concerning since it came from Google too.



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  • jinchan
    jinchan Posts: 6 Forumite
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    If you haven't changed your password since January 2021, change it now. If you used that same password on other sites, change your password for those sites too.
  • marialionza
    marialionza Posts: 7,025 Forumite
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    jinchan said:
    If you haven't changed your password since January 2021, change it now. If you used that same password on other sites, change your password for those sites too.
    Thanks jinchan. I shall do that right now.
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