Twitter Denies 600M User Data Leak

Twitter Denies 600M User Data Leak

News by Marge Serrano
Published: January 12, 2023

Twitter asserted that there was no recent data breach and that the email addresses being sold were from publicly available data from multiple avenues. 

The social media giant stated that the current alleged data leak should not be correlated with the compromised 5.4 million accounts from the mobile app last year because the bug was already fixed. 

Speculations over Twitter's involvement arose due to the system vulnerability discovered via a bug bounty program in August 2021 in which submitting email addresses reveal any specific Twitter account they're linked to. 

Twitter explained that “there is no evidence that the data being sold online was obtained by exploiting a vulnerability of Twitter systems." 

The issue arose from reports in December claiming that 400 million Twitter data are still accessible because of the bug and the additional 200 million data leaked in an online hacking forum. 

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