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Aug 14, 2022

Your secret Twitter account may no longer be secret

Posted by in category: cybercrime/malcode

Someone has gotten a hold of this data, and is selling it online.


If you have a secret Twitter account, we’ve got some bad news for you.

On Friday, Twitter disclosed information about a security vulnerability that allowed someone to find out whether a specific email address or phone number is tied to an existing Twitter accounts.

“In January 2022, we received a report through our bug bounty program of a vulnerability in Twitter’s systems. As a result of the vulnerability, if someone submitted an email address or phone number to Twitter’s systems, Twitter’s systems would tell the person what Twitter account the submitted email addresses or phone number was associated with, if any,” the company wrote in a blog post Friday.

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