Hackers are continuously attacking the microblogging site Twitter. This time hackers have stolen the email addresses of more than 200 million Twitter users and posted them on a hacking forum. There have been no indications about the identity or location of the hackers. This may have happened before billionaire Elon Musk took over the company at the end of last year.
Giving this information on LinkedIn, Alon Gal, co-founder of Israel’s cyber security monitoring firm Hudson Rock, has said that this will increase the cases of hacking and phishing. He has described it as one of the big leaks. Gal first posted about this hacking on social media on 24 December. Twitter has not commented on this report. It is not known whether Twitter has taken any action to investigate or resolve the matter. Reuters could not confirm whether the data posted on the hacking forum is genuine. Screenshots from this hacking forum have circulated online.
Regulators can take steps on any major theft of data in Twitter. Twitter’s European headquarters is in Ireland. The Data Protection Commission in Ireland and the Federal Trade Commission in the US are monitoring Twitter for compliance with data protection rules. Twitter’s nearly 400 million at the end of last month users There was a report of stealing the data of the company and putting it for sale on the dark web. This is one of the major data leak cases in Twitter. The hacker has given a sample to prove the genuineness of the data. This includes the user’s name, email, number of followers, and in some cases even a phone number. It also includes user data of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Bollywood actor Salman Khan and Google CEO Sundar Pichai.
Last month, Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) announced an investigation into the data leak of more than 54 million users of Twitter. According to a media report, in the current case of data leak, the hacker has stolen the data on Twitter of some high profile people as well as the US Space Agency NASA and the World Health Organization (WHO).
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