Twitter Data Breach: Apology Sent to Potentially Affected Business Clients – E Hacking News
The cyberspace has reportedly witnessed a fivefold increase in malicious attacks since the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic, it’s primarily because people have been sidetracked due to systematic threat posed by the coronavirus that cybercriminals are not missing any chance of capitalizing on the adversity. Another reason guiding the crisis is based on the fact that IT has become the backbone of organizations as more and more employees turn to work remotely. In light of that, Twitter has become the latest victim of the crisis as the officials apologize for a business data breach.
Attackers have yet again gained access to personal details of Twitter users following a data breach that led the social media owners to seek an apology from its business clients and other users as well. The allegedly compromised data includes highly sensitive information related to the company’s business clients’ i.e., their phone numbers, email addresses, and last 4 digits of credit card numbers.
While confirming the data breach to TechCrunch, one of the Twitter’s spokesperson told that when the billing information on ads.twitter.com or analytics.twitter.com was being viewed, some of the details were getting stored in the browser’s cache.
Twitter warned the users of the serious data breach itself by sending emails to its business clients, acknowledging and appreciating the trust their users’ place in them, meanwhile delivering a sincere apology for the security incident that might have led to a possible data breach.
“We’re very sorry this happened. We recognize and appreciate the trust you place in us, and are committed to earning that trust every day.” The email read.
“We are writing to let you know of a data security incident that may have involved your personal information on ads.twiiter and analytics. Twitter,” Twitter said in a message to its potentially affected customers.
“We became aware of an issue that meant that prior to May 20, 2020, if you viewed your billing information on ads.twitter or analytics.twitter the billing information may have been stored in the browser’s cache.”
The issue was taken care of as soon as it came to the notice of the company, while Twitter also ensured that clients’ who were
likely to be impacted by the security breach are made fully aware and provided with all the necessary information on how to keep themselves secure.