On July 21st, 2022, just four weeks ago, Twitter made the news when a hacker who works under an alias posted on breach forums that they obtained 5.43 million twitter users personal data including email addresses and phone numbers.
In less than 8 days on July 29th the post was taken down. The hacker responsible was attempting to sell this information for just over $30,000. This vulnerability was brought to light in January 2022 by a white hat hacker. Twitter announced that the vulnerability had been patched but with 5.4 million users’ data breached, we find that the patch was not secure enough.
If you have any questions on cyber security and how to avoid being a victim contact us today for a free consultation. Lastly a friendly reminder, make sure to use some form of multifactor authentication. It is never too late to secure your digital life.