Besides Twitter’s unsolved issues, another issue is now worrying its account users because of recent events. It is about hackers who are trying to discover secret Twitter accounts and hack the accounts.
A Twitter vulnerability allowed a bad actor to learn the account names associated with certain email addresses and phone numbers. And yes, that could include Stan’s secret celebrity account, Twitter confirmed. Twitter initially fixed the issue in January after receiving a report through its bug bounty program, but hackers could find the flaw before Twitter was aware of your secret Twitter accounts.
The vulnerability, which emerged from a June 2021 token platform update, went unnoticed until earlier this year. It gave hackers several months to find the flaw in your secret Twitter accounts. However, Twitter said it had no evidence to suggest anyone exploited the vulnerability at the time of its discovery.
The last few months’ reports of Computer Asleep suggested otherwise, revealing that a hacker managed to exploit the vulnerability while flying under Twitter’s radar. The hacker reportedly amassed a database of more than 5.4 million accounts by exploiting the flaw and then attempted to sell the information on a hacker forum for $30,000. After analyzing the data posted on the forum, Twitter confirmed that its user data had got hacked.
It is unclear how many social network users are affected, and Twitter doesn’t seem to know either. While Twitter plans to notify affected users, it cannot confirm all potentially affected accounts.
Twitter advises its users that anyone interested in their secret accounts to enable two-factor authentication. Furthermore, they attach a private email address or phone number unknown to the public to the account they don’t want to connect.
Conversely, Tesla CEO Elon Musk pulls them out for public debate over fake accounts on Twitter and spam bots information.