A security researcher has revealed that the Twitter hacker stole the emails of almost 200 million users and posted them on an online hacking forum.
Co-founder of Israeli cybersecurity-monitoring firm Hudson Rock Alon Gal wrote, “The breach will, unfortunately, lead to a lot of hacking, targeted phishing, and doxxing.”
He also called it the most significant leak he ever saw.
Twitter had neither commented on the report nor did it respond to inquiries about the breach since that time. It was unclear what steps Twitter had taken to investigate or correct the problem.
Founder of breach notification site Has I Been Pwned Troy Hunt tweeted that it appeared to be pretty much what it’s been described as.
As per media reports, There are no hints about the identity or position of the hacker or hackers responsible for the breach.
The size and scope of the breach were initially disputed, with early reports in December claiming that 400 million email addresses and phone numbers were stolen.