Twitter hack: Social media giant suffers ‘huge’ billing information data breach #Twitter #Hacked #CyberAttack
In a message to business owners on the platform, Twitter reported a data breach while using its advertisement and analytics platform. This meant that prior to May 20, 2020 certain details would be stored within a web browser’s cache. Web cache is whereby documents or information of the pages a user has visited are stored on the web browser.
In a message to sent to business owners on the platform, Twitter said: “We are writing to let you know of a data security incident that may have involved your personal information on ads.twiiter and analytics.twitter.
“We became aware of an issue that meant that prior to May 20, 2020, if you viewed your billing information on ads.twitter or analytics.twitter the billing information may have been stored in the browser’s cache.
“Examples of that information include, email address, phone number, last four digits of cour credit card number.”
It is not clear how many businesses were affected by the security breach.
While there has been no confirmation as to whether this was a technical breach or sophisticated attack, cyber-attacks have increased during the coronavirus lockdown.
According to the data from cybersecurity company, Darktrace, attacks aimed at home workers increased from 12 percent of malicious email to more than 60 in May.
The attacks were aimed at exploiting the uncertainty of businesses amid and employees amid the virus pandemic.
Other attacks have also pinpointed those using platform such as Zoom.
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He said: “Russia and other countries – and indeed non-state actors – see the challenges that Covid has created and are trying to exploit it.
“And we’re making sure we have got the resilience, the defence and the capabilities to prevent them from doing so.
“We certainly know Russia is engaged systematically in misinformation and propaganda, through cyber and other ways.
“Others engage in the same too, China and Iran, but I don’t think it had any outcome on the electoral process in the UK.”
Courtesy of financial-press.uk