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Uh-oh: Twitter says hackers swiped personal data during the big verified user hack

Uh-oh: Twitter says hackers swiped personal data during the big verified user hack

More and more new information has been coming out about the massive Twitter hack that went down on Wednesday. However, the latest update from Twitter itself is cause for concern.

In an update posted on Friday night, Twitter ran down what its internal investigation has discovered so far. One piece of previously unknown information: the hacker(s) downloaded the personal account data for up to eight of the accounts which they had access to.

I should make this clear up front: that data includes direct messages.

For up to eight of the Twitter accounts involved, the attackers took the additional step of downloading the account’s information through our “Your Twitter Data” tool. We are reaching out directly to any account owner where we know this to be true.

— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) July 18, 2020 Read more…

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