Twitter BreachDate: July 2022

Twitter is a social media platform with users around the globe. They have quick feeds that allow people to read updates from their followers quickly, and the millions of people that use Twitter daily are often the cause of topics going viral.

What Was the Breach?

Twitter has been in the news of late, primarily for negative reasons. The social media platform has suffered multiple data breaches since its inception. Though Elon Musk might not acquire Twitter, abandonment issues stemming from the Tesla head's rapid departure are the least of shareholder concerns.  

Data about more than five million Twitter accounts was posted for sale in an online forum following a digital offensive. The hacker allegedly responsible for the attack also posted the personal information of nearly 70 million Neopets accounts on the same online forum a couple of days prior.

How Did the Breach Occur?

Twitter has revealed that the threat actor took advantage of digital security vulnerabilities to access the data. A white hack threat specialist identified the susceptibility at the start of 2022. Twitter insists it patched the flaw, as detailed in a press release. Yet, the company also revealed it was still investigating the vulnerability's details to better understand whether additional attacks are still possible.

When Did This Breach Occur?

This breach occurred in July 2022.

Who Does the Breach Impact?

The breach impacts more than five million unsuspecting Twitter users. However, Twitter also suffered a hit to its reputation and bottom line as a result of the attack. The personal information of Twitter users, including names, phone numbers, email addresses, and more, were put up for sale on Breach Forums.

How Many Files Does the Breach Affect?

The Twitter data breach impacts more than five million accounts. However, it appears that the same hacker was also responsible for the Neopets data breach that occurred earlier that week, impacting 70 million customer files. To learn more about the Neopets data breach, read Neopets Data Breach Affects 70 Million Customers. To learn more about the Twitter data breach, read Hacker Puts 5.4 Million Twitter User Data For Sale.

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