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Twitter Hack Heightens User Need For Lifestream Online Backup

Cliff Boodoosingh on July 17, 2009
Louisville, KY (PRWEB) July 16, 2009 -- Recent revelations that a hacker gained access to important internal documents of employees of Twitter has heightened the user need for increased security and data backup measures. While becoming known as the "Twitter Hack" the infiltration is much more severe as the services accessed were personal email accounts and Google Documents.

"We're too exposed and therefore too vulnerable today," said Jessica Joines, an executive with New York-based Reprise Media. "We don't think about the risk because it's overwhelming."

According to TechCrunch, an individual under the name Hacker Croll gained access to the personal account information of Twitter founder Evan Williams, his wife and several employees of the company in May of this year. The hacker broke into a Twitter employee's Google Documents, which included sensitive company information. Hacker Croll allegedly emailed those documents to TechCrunch which is now reporting they will publish some of them.

"Without question, this situation heightens our concern and awareness for online security and frequently changing our passwords," said Rob May, founder of "But this example appears to be a fortunate case since it seems the hacker is only interested in proving he or she could do it. What happens if the hacker deletes all those important files?"

May's service provides a backup solution for its users' lifestreams. For a low monthly subscription rate, you can rest assured your data and content posted on various social media networks and sites is safe and duplicated. currently supports automated back ups for Flickr, Twitter, Delicious, Basecamp, Zoho, Photobucket, Wordpress blogs and Google Docs. Backups for YouTube and Facebook data is planned to launch soon. ( is a private startup based in Louisville, Ky.

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