Account information for 5.4 million people leaked from Twitter and hackers sold for 4 million yen
Twitter has revealed that the code updated in June 2021 had a vulnerability that could obtain the account's phone number and email address. According to Bleeping Computer, a news site that reported the situation before Twitter's announcement, the leaked information was for 5.4 million people, and the hacker had put a price of 4 million yen on the forum.
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According to Twitter, the vulnerability is that when someone submits a phone number or email address to the system, it notifies which Twitter account it is associated with. It is believed that the vulnerability was caused by the code update in June 2021, and was reported through the bug bounty program in January 2022, and was immediately investigated and fixed.
Security company HackerOne has released a timeline for this vulnerability, reported on January 2, 2022, completed response on January 14, 2022, rewarded $ 5040 (about 680,000 yen) I know the money has been paid.
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However, a user named 'devil' on the forum had obtained 5,485,636 data before this correction and sold it for $ 30,000 (about 4 million yen). devil claims the data includes celebrities and companies.
The news site Bleeping Computer reported that data stolen from Twitter was being sold on July 22, 2022, and made an inquiry to Twitter, but at this point Twitter said, ``We have not been able to confirm a data breach. ” was the answer.