Twitter has attempted to assure its users after reports circulated of 55,000 accounts being hacked and login credentials publicly disclosed.
An anonymous hacker published the laundry list of hacked accounts including Twitter usernames and passwords on five Pastebin entries. The social network said that 20,000 of the total number of compromised accounts were duplicates and invalid.
The company said it was investigating the incident and has warned affected account holders to reset passwords. The account passwords generally contained a mix of letters and numbers, and were linked to a variety of email hosting providers.