Twitter Says No Proof That Knowledge Being Offered Obtained By Its Programs

Twitter Says No Evidence That Data Being Sold Obtained By Its Systems

A report of 600 million items of person knowledge couldn’t be correlated with any new incident, Twitter mentioned.

San Francisco:

Twitter Inc mentioned on Wednesday that there was no proof that knowledge not too long ago being offered on-line was obtained by exploiting a vulnerability within the firm’s techniques.

Twitter mentioned the info of 5.4 million of the accounts had been compromised by a bug it found early final yr, which it beforehand fastened and disclosed over the summer season.

One other 600 million items of person knowledge “couldn’t be correlated with the beforehand reported incident, nor with any new incident,” Twitter mentioned in a weblog put up.

“There isn’t a proof that the info being offered on-line was obtained by exploiting a vulnerability of Twitter techniques. The info is probably going a set of knowledge already publicly obtainable on-line via totally different sources,” it mentioned.

The social media firm advised customers in August final yr {that a} system vulnerability revealed Twitter accounts of customers by submitting their e-mail handle or telephone quantity, after the corporate learnt about it via a bug bounty program months earlier.

In December, media experiences claimed that somebody may acquire entry to over 400 million Twitter-associated person emails and telephone numbers, and that the info had been uncovered via the identical vulnerability found in January 2022.

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