LulzSec Reborn and is leaking 10,000 Twitter accounts

12 Jun 2012

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A group calling itself LulzSec Reborn has leaked 10,000 Twitter usernames and passwords of individuals who subscribe to Gif-sharing app TweetGif.

The details, which were posted onto Pastebin as a SQL file, contained usernames, passwords, real names, bios, avatars and tweets, according to PC Magazine.

TweetGif allows users to share animated Gif cliparts.

LulzSec Reborn claims to be a resurrected form of LulzSec, which came to notoriety last year for high-profile attacks on US corporations and State departments.

In March, the FBI arrested senior members of LulzSec. Five men were arrested, including two Irish alleged hackers: Darren Martyn, aka, ‘Pwnsauce’, and Donncha O’Cearbhail, aka, ‘Palladium’.

According to Imperva, three-quarters of web apps may be vulnerable to remote file inclusion attack because they include insecure tools for uploading images and video.

Password security image via Shutterstock

Editor John Kennedy is an award-winning technology journalist.

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