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Twitter hacked, over 200 million user email addresses, phone numbers leaked online

Twitter Safety: In this case, Troy Hunt, the creator of the breach-notification site Have I Been Pwned, looked at the leaked data and said on Twitter that it appears to be 'as told.'

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
Updated Date

London:The email of more than 20 crore (200 million) users of the social media site Twitter, which claims millions of data security, has been hacked. According to a report, hackers stole the email addresses of more than 200 million Twitter users and posted them on an online hacking forum.

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The surprising thing is that it also includes the data of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Bollywood actor Salman Khan. According to a media report, the hacker has also stolen the data of the American Space Agency NASA and the World Health Organization (WHO).

Describing it as one of the most significant leaks, Alon Gal, co-founder of Israeli cyber-security-monitoring firm Hudson Rock, wrote on LinkedIn that there is now a lot of hacking, phishing and doxing with such a large number of emails leaked. (Doxing) will be encouraged.

At the same time, Twitter has not commented on the report of hacking, which was first posted by Gall on social media on December 24, nor has it shared any information in this regard. Troy Hunt, creator of the breach-notification site Have I Been Pwned, said on the leaked data that the data posted on the hacking platform was stolen from Twitter itself. However, there is a possibility that the data leak happened before Elon Musk took over the company.

The data of about 400 million users of the microblogging site Twitter was also leaked last month. This data has been put up for sale on the dark web. The hacker has also given the names, emails, number of followers and phone numbers of some users as evidence for the genuineness of the data.

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Twitter monitoring in America and Europe

A major breach at Twitter could attract the attention of regulators on both sides of the Atlantic. The Data Protection Commission in Ireland (where Twitter has its European headquarters) and the US Federal Trade Commission are monitoring Elon Musk-owned Twitter for compliance with European data protection regulations and a US consent order, respectively.

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