Verified Twitter Vulnerability Exposes Data from 5.4 Million Accounts

Sven Taylor reports:

A verified Twitter vulnerability from January has been exploited by a threat actor to gain account data allegedly from 5.4 million users. While Twitter has since patched the vulnerability, the database acquired from this exploit is now being sold on a popular hacking forum, posted earlier today.

Back in January, a report was made on HackerOne of a vulnerability that allows an attacker to acquire the phone number and/or email address associated with Twitter accounts, even if the user has hidden these fields in the privacy settings.

Read more at RestorePrivacy. See also BleepingComputer’s coverage on this.

At least check, the listing does not seem to still be up on the forum where it was posted.

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