Tons of twitter accounts up for sale on the dark web reportedly. And as this writing the hacker is demanding for at least $30,000.
Tons of Twitter Accounts Up For Sale on The Dark Web
Lots of twitter accounts details of over five million users are now being sold on the dark web forums for $30,000. The hacker which goes by the name of ‘devil’ is currently selling data on 5.4 million users on the platform which he probably obtained by exploiting a vulnerability which he discovered back in January of this year.
Apparently, twitter has patched the hole and even also compensating the person that found the hole $5,040 which goes by the name of ‘zhirinovskiy.’
What the Leak Contains
The database of the leak includes email addresses that are used to create twitter accounts, phone number and public-facing data. And while the database of the leak may not include passwords in the set, this ultimately helps a long way with security. However, phone numbers and email addresses could still be used in other forms of phishing, full takeover of accounts and maybe even identity theft.
The hacker and seller of the stolen details claim that the database is inclusive of sensitive pieces of information on companies, celebrities, random users, OGs and so many more. It is also reported that a sneak peak of the database was posted on the data breach discussion and leaks forum known as breach forum where the authenticity of it was confirmed.
So far, social media platform twitter has said that it was investigating the issue but has however refrained from further comment so far.
Elon Musk and Twitter Still Hassling About the Purchase of the Platform
As of late, twitter a microblogging social media platform has been making the headlines as it continues in its hassle with tech billionaire Elon Musk over the potential buy of the social media platform. And while the CEO of Telsa, Elon Musk has shown his intentions to buy the social media platform, he has decided to pull out of the deal as it seems that the platform refused to share the exact data on the number of bots and fake accounts on the platform or how the company even plans on cutting down on this type of fraud.
The management of twitter however still stands by its earlier reports that bots on the platform makes up less than five percent of all the accounts on twitter. And according to Business Of Apps, the social media platform twitter has up to 450 million active users on the platform.