Twitter in data-protection probe after ‘400 million’ user details up for sale
Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) says it “will examine Twitter’s compliance with data-protection law in relation to that security issue” after the hacker demanded $200,000 to hand over the data and delete it.
The data is said to include phone numbers and emails, including those belonging to celebrities and politicians, but the purported size of the haul is not confirmed. Only a small “sample” has so far been made public.
Source: Twitter in data-protection probe after ‘400 million’ user details up for sale – BBC News