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Following a string of revelations from several media companies who announced they had been recently hacked, Twitter came forward this past week to say it had also been the target of a sophisticated attack. Anonymous hackers breached the social network and may have gained access to passwords and other information for as many as 250,000 user accounts. Twitter said in a blog post that the passwords were encrypted and that it had already reset them as a "precautionary measure," and that it had notified affected users.
Password hacking and identity theft has become an all too frequent headline in today's world of online communities. While Twitter scrambles to amend its breach, the site can take solace in the knowledge that it's not the only popular web service to have been compromised. Here are the stories behind other recent password violations of the Internet's most used sites.
During a recent voyage along South America's eastern coast, Justin Hofman was surprised to get close-up footage of an unfazed mother whale and her newb... More During a recent voyage along South America's eastern coast, Justin Hofman was surprised to get close-up footage of an unfazed mother whale and her newborn calf. Hofman is the undersea specialist on the National Geographic Explorer, whose expedition team was granted special permission to dive with southern right whales in the nature reserve of Península Valdés, Argentina, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Learn more about the Patagonia expedition: http://www.nationalgeographicexpeditions.com/destinations/southamerica/category/patagonia?utm_source=NGdotcom-Video&utm_medium=link&utm_content=20140619_LEX_Video_RightWhaleEncounter_AllPatagonia&utm_campaign=NGdotcom Click to see more video highlights from the National Geographic - Lindblad fleet of expedition ships traveling around the globe: video.nationalgeographic.com/video/ngexpeditions/
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