Twitter data breach leaking phone numbers and email IDs was seriously concerning

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A Cyber Attack that took place on Twitter is now being considered more serious than what was reported in the 3Q of this year. Going by the details, a hacker reported in July this year that he/she has access to data related to 5 million accounts of Twitter users and includes phone numbers and email ids.

FYI, both these details are enough to access the twitter ID of a user just by sieving the database.

But an independent security researcher named Chad Loder announced through his twitter handle on November 23rd,2022 that there was a similar massive breach on the servers of the social networking giant that took place last year and the data set that was stolen containing sensitive info was now being sold on the dark web.

Chad claims the data sets revealed a couple of days back differed from what was leaked last year and added in the twitter statement that multiple hackers were involved in infiltrating the computer network of the company that was newly bought by Tesla Chief Elon Musk for $44 billion.

It is worth noting that the allegations come just a few days after Elon faced sharp criticism for firing most of the C-level employees of his company and contract staff.

NOTE- Musk’s ownership of Twitter is being disliked by most of the staff who haven’t been fired yet. And for reasons, some have given their voluntary resignation, before they could face any hardships from the new management. And the latest to add to this list is Lea Kissner, the Chief Information Security Officer of the microblogging giant who reported having lost interest in the job, after former CEO Parag Agarwal and legal chief Vijaya Gadde were removed from their posts, respectively.

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Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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