Cybercrime intelligence firm Hudson Rock has revealed that a threat actor is trying to sell user data from 400 million Twitter customers, which contains private information about celebrities, politicians and companies.
Some of the big names include former US President Donald Trump, Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin, Shark Tank star Kevin O’Leary, billionaire investor Mark Cuban and more.
Threat actors attempt to sell private Twitter data
According to Hudson Rock, Threat Actor claimed The data was obtained earlier this year via a Twitter vulnerability. The database contains information about offending Twitter users, including emails, account creation dates, and phone numbers.
the actor, who goes by the name Ryushi, asked on Twitter management team and its new owner, Elon Musk, to gain access to select accounts to make an exclusive buyout deal to prevent the wrong people from getting the data.
Ryushi told Musk that failure to cooperate would result in GDPR fines of up to $276 million, just as Facebook did when the data of more than 500 million users was exposed.
Twitter or Elon Musk, if you’re reading this, you’re already at risk of GDPR fines over 5.4 million photos on fine if 400 million users violate it. Your best option to avoid paying the $276 million GDPR fines that What Facebook did (because of the 533 million users being scraped) is to buy this data exclusively…” the message read.
Users may lose trust in Twitter
The threatened actor highlighted the consequences of Twitter’s failure to cooperate. Ryushi explained that selling the data to anyone else would expose celebrities and politicians to cryptocurrency scams, phishing, cyberdiagnostics, and other malicious activities.
Ryoshi noted that since Musk was already on shaky ground Twitter policy changeUsers may completely lose faith in the platform when they discover the hack.
Meanwhile, some Twitter users are speculating that Ryushi’s claim of having private data for 400 million accounts is false, but Hudson Rock thinks otherwise.
Please note: At this point it is not possible to fully verify that there are already 400 million users in the database. From independent verification, the data itself appears to be legitimate and we will follow any developments,” the cybercrime intelligence firm stated.
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