Have you ever wondered if Twitter has ever been hacked? I’ve always wondered this same question so, when I read an article on the topic, I decided to investigate. Hopefully the information contained within this article will help you make a better decision as to whether or not you should use Twitter.
Twitter has never been hacked. That is not to say that Twitter hasn’t suffered from a data breach, or that there aren’t times when users’ passwords are stolen and used to gain access to their accounts. But those are all different types of attacks, and they don’t really relate in any way to the question of whether Twitter has ever been hacked. The reason why we can say this is because hackers can only access accounts once they get into those accounts themselves. For example, if someone guessed your password and got into your account, then they could theoretically use their access to see what other people were saying about you on Twitter. But this doesn’t actually mean that someone else has broken into your account and accessed it; it just means that you’ve given them access to do so by giving them your password. So while yes, there have been many times when people have gotten into their Twitter accounts without having anywhere near as much power as hackers who break into corporate servers through malware or phishing attacks and steal login credentials those are very different things than what we’re talking about here.
In 2009, hackers attacked Twitter with a DDoS attack that lasted three days and knocked down Twitter’s servers multiple times during this period.
In 2010, Twitter was hit by a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack that temporarily knocked the site offline for several hours as well as causing some temporary problems for users attempting to sign in.
In 2011, a group of hackers calling themselves Lulzsec took down the service for several hours by hacking into the Twitter servers and redirecting traffic to their own site. The attack was short-lived, but it was enough to cause some consternation among Twitter’s users.
However, the social networking site is not yet aware of any data breach. However, there have been several instances where Twitter was hacked by unauthorized persons who got access to user accounts through phishing or other means. In such cases, the hackers used the account for their own benefit and sold the data to other parties. The most recent incident that shook up Twitter users was when two separate groups of hackers claimed that they had access to over 400 million accounts on the platform. Both groups also claimed that they had plans to sell these accounts online at a very high price. This led many users to believe that their account may have been compromised by hackers but this turned out not to be true.
The social media giant has been targeted by hackers who tried to access its data, but the company says none of the attacks have been successful. In April 2016, a hacker known as “malwaretech” posted a video on YouTube showing that he had successfully accessed the Twitter API (application programming interface) and used it to access user information, including usernames and passwords. In other words, he was able to log in as someone else on Twitter. The video also showed how malwaretech could also change a user’s password or change their profile picture. He could even delete followers or block users from following them back. The video was met with skepticism because it seemed too easy to pull off — but later videos came out showing that the hacker had actually succeeded in his hacks.
Twitter has never been hacked. The most common misconception about the social network is that it has been compromised by hackers or other malicious actors. In fact, Twitter is one of the most secure platforms on the internet. However, there are some things you can do to make your account more secure and protect yourself from potential attacks.