1 min reading Sun Aug 07 2022
Hackers exploit Twitter vulnerability and expose millions of user accounts
On Friday 5th of August it was disclosed that a zero-day vulnerability in Twitter's systems led to a significant data leakage.
"As a result of the vulnerability, if someone submitted an email address or phone number to Twitter's systems, Twitter's systems would tell the person what Twitter account the submitted email addresses or phone number was associated with, if any," according to a Twitter advisory.
Previously, in May 2022 Twitter agreed to pay a $150 million fine to settle a complaint from the U.S. Justice Department. The infringement was that between 2014 and 2019 the company used information account holders provided for security verification for advertising purposes without their consent.
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