Twitter Security Glitch May Have Unmasked Anonymous Accounts
Twitter on Friday disclosed a security glitch that could have allowed people to unmask account holders who tweeted under pen names. “If you operate a pseudonymous Twitter account, we understand the risks an incident like this can introduce and deeply regret that this happened,” the company stated.
The tech company says it learned in January of a vulnerability – present since a June 2021 update – that allowed anyone who submitted an email address or phone number to Twitter’s systems to discover what account was associated with that information. Twitter also says it discovered last month that someone who may have exploited the glitch was offering to sell information he or she had compiled.
Source: Twitter Security Glitch May Have Unmasked Anonymous Accounts 08/08/2022