Jan 5, 2023

Twitter: Millions of users' email addresses 'stolen' in data hack

Another researcher suggested that many Twitter accounts feature many times, but the number of unique email addresses involved is still more than 100 million. Early indications are that at least some of the sample data the criminal is offering is real, and three Twitter users have confirmed to me that their leaked email addresses are real. Now a haul of data is being given away for a measly 20p. The leaked data could turn out to be a worthless amalgamation of previous breaches and fake details. Following reports of Ryushi's claim, Ireland's Data Protection Commission said it would "Examine Twitter's compliance with data protection law in relation to the security issue". Security experts believe the newly leaked data may have been accessed in a so-called scraping attack enabled by a flaw in a Twitter system.

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