The Sample Data Consists of Email Addresses, Usernames, Follower Counts, Creation Dates, and, in Certain Cases, the Individuals’ Phone Numbers.
New Delhi: One of the largest Twitter data breaches led to the sale of the private information of 400 million Twitter users on the dark web. Following his criticism of Twitter’s policies and procedures, Elon Musk might be faced with a breach of that size. The last hack, which affected more than 5.4 million users, is already being investigated by the DPC. The previous breach was found in late November. As proof that the data is authentic, the hacker posted a sample of it on one of their websites.
The sample data consists of email addresses, usernames, follower counts, creation dates, and, in certain cases, the individuals’ phone numbers. It is alarming that the hacker’s sample data contains details from several well-known user accounts. Salman Khan, Sundar Pichai, and the Indian Ministry of Information and Broadcasting are among the users in the sample data.
The sample data contains information about a lot more well-known users. Most of them will implicate the social media team, but it will be terrible if the data breach is true. According to Alon Gal, co-founder and CTO of the Israeli cybercrime intelligence company Hudson Rock, the information was most likely obtained from an API weakness. This flaw allowed the threat actor to search any email or phone number and return a Twitter profile.
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“Twitter or Elon Musk, if you are reading this, you are already risking a GDPR fine for a 5.4m breach. Imagine the fine of 400m users breach source,” According to the hacker’s message. If you want to avoid paying the $276 million in fines that Facebook earned for breaking the GDPR, buy this data exclusively (533 million users were scraped).
“After that, I will remove this thread and will not sell this info again,” Indicating that he is open to the “Deal” going through an intermediary, the hacker says. Additionally, since data won’t be sold to third parties, celebrities and politicians won’t engage in Phishing, Crypto frauds, Sim swapping, Doxxing, and other actions that would erode user faith in your firm, halt your present growth, and deflate your current excitement.