Twitter Users: Hackers stole the email addresses of more than 200 million (200 million) Twitter users and posted the email addresses on an online hacking forum.
Twitter Users Email Address Hack: A big disclosure has come to the fore regarding the privacy of Twitter users. A security researcher said that hackers stole the email addresses of more than 200 million Twitter users and posted the email addresses on an online hacking forum. Alon Gal, co-founder of Israeli cybersecurity-monitoring firm Hudson Rock, said on LinkedIn that unfortunately due to this hacking (electronic counterfeitingPhishing and doxing will be encouraged. He said that this is a huge leak.
No comment has been made on this matter from Twitter yet. Gall first posted it on social media on December 24, and neither has responded to inquiries about the breach since that date. It was not clear what action, if any, Twitter has taken to investigate or resolve the matter.
News agency Reuters also could not confirm that the data on the forum was authentic and came from Twitter. Screenshots of the hacker forum were seen online on Wednesday. Troy Hunt, creator of the breach-notification site Have I Been Pwned, looked at the leaked data and said on Twitter that it “looks just as it says”. There was no clue to the identity or location of the hacker or hackers behind the breach. It is possible that the hacking incident happened before Elon Musk took over the ownership of the company.
US Federal Trade Commission monitoring the company
Claims about the size and scope of the breach initially varied with accounts as early as December stating that 400 million email addresses and phone numbers had been stolen. A major breach at Twitter could attract regulators on both sides of the Atlantic. The Data Protection Commission in Ireland, where Twitter has its European headquarters, and the US Federal Trade Commission are monitoring the Elon Musk-owned company for compliance with European data protection regulations and a US consent order, respectively.