Twitter discloses Vine users’ emails and phone numbers were exposed for a day
Sarah Perez reports:
Twitter is alerting Vine users of a bug that exposed their email addresses and, in some cases, phone numbers to third parties. It’s also advising affected users to be cautious about any emails from unknown senders as a result. The company says the bug was only active for 24 hours before being patched, and doesn’t believe that the data was misused in any way, at this time.
To be clear, Twitter was not hacked nor is this considered a data breach – instead, the email address or phone number the company had on file for some Vine users was only available under certain circumstances, the company says.
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