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Twitter: Millions of Users' Email Addresses 'Stolen' in Data Hack

This isn't the first time this has happened

Data alleged to contain the email addresses of more than 200 million Twitter users is being given away for free on a hacker forum, reports say. The stolen information includes email addresses used to set up accounts, which will worry anonymous users who registered with a sensitive address.

The BBC has not verified the data, and breaches often turn out to contain duplicate, old or fake information. Twitter has not responded to requests for comment about the breach.

Alon Gal of cyber-crime information firm Hudson Rock, which spotted the leak, said it contained more than 200 million email addresses and was "significant."

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