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Hackers Leak Email Addresses Of 235 Million Twitter Users — Here’s How to Check If Your Information Was Leaked

Hackers Leak Email Addresses Of 235 Million Twitter Users — Here’s How to Check If Your Information Was Leaked



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A security researcher claims that hackers have leaked the email addresses of 235 million Twitter users.

In the report that was able to obtain, the hackers were said to have posted the email addresses to an online hacking forum.

This is the first time Elon Musk’s social networking platform, which has just around 450 million active members, has experienced such a significant breach.

The security vulnerability, according to Alon Gal, co-founder of the Israeli cybersecurity monitoring company Hudson Rock, “will unfortunately lead to a large amount of hacking, targeted phishing, and doxxing.”

He added that it was “one of the most significant leaks I’ve seen.”

Since that time, The Guardian reports, Twitter has not reacted to inquiries regarding the breach, and it is still unknown whether any corrective action has been taken.

Twitter Hack: Who is Responsible for the Massive Data Breach?

There are now no hints as to who the hacker or group responsible for the attack is. According to some reports, the breach may have occurred before Elon Musk bought the property in 2021.

Troy Hunt, the founder of the breach reporting website “Have I Been Pwned,” examined the exposed data and stated on Twitter that it appeared to be “pretty much what it’s been described as.”

The scale and scope of the breach have been the subject of conflicting claims. Up to 400 million email addresses and phone numbers were reportedly stolen, according to early reports. It’s a concerning number for Twitter, whose audience has grown by 40% since 2018.

According to reports, united States Federal Trade Commission and the Irish Data Protection Commission have been keeping an eye on Twitter “for compliance with European data protection regulations and a US consent order respectively,” and a significant breach might be of great interest to them.

Here’s How to Check If Your Information Was Leaked

Twitter users are advised to change their passwords as a safeguard by online safety professionals. Utilizing three distinct terms that are easy to remember and changing some letters to digits to increase security is a smart idea.

If possible, users ought to make two-factor authentication available on the platform. On Twitter, this can be a text message, an authentication app, or a security key. This additional layer of security goes beyond just a username and password to ensure the safety of online accounts. On Twitter’s support pages, there is more information about that.

The Firefox Monitor website also allows you to check if any of your personal information was disclosed as a result of the data breach.

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