Cybercrime intelligence firm Hudson Rock has issued a warning regarding a “credible threat” to the data of 400 million Twitter user accounts. In a tweet on December 24, Hudson Rock alerted users to the potential sale of a private database containing the contact information of a large number of Twitter accounts.
The news has caused concern among Twitter users, as the platform has faced criticism in the past for its handling of user data and privacy. Hudson Rock did not specify the source of the threat or the exact nature of the data that is being sold. However, the company urged users to take precautions to protect their personal information, such as enabling two-factor authentication and being cautious of any suspicious emails or messages.
In a statement to CNBC, a Twitter spokesperson said, “We are aware of the potential exposure of some public and private Twitter data and are taking steps to address it. The data in question was not obtained from a breach of Twitter’s systems. We are aggressively investigating this issue and will take all necessary steps to protect the privacy and data of our users.”
The possibility of a data breach raises serious concerns about the security of user information on social media platforms. It also highlights the need for users to be vigilant in protecting their personal data online. As cyber threats continue to evolve and become more sophisticated, it is important for both individuals and companies to prioritize cybersecurity measures.
Hudson Rock has not provided further details about the threat at this time, but the company has assured users that it is working closely with Twitter and other relevant authorities to address the issue. In the meantime, Twitter users are encouraged to take steps to protect their accounts and personal information.