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Facebook and Twitter Confirm Colossal Leakage of User Data

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The total number of unique users in all data sets has reached more than 1.2 billion people.

As it became known, attackers used security holes in the Android operating system to access user data on Facebook and Twitter.

Twitter reports that information about millions of accounts was obtained through fraudulent third-party applications. The list of personal data contains names, nicknames, emails, probably tweets. Facebook also confirms the leak of millions of user data.


As early as October 16, 2019, Bob Diachenko and Vinny Troia discovered an open Elasticsearch server containing 4 billion user accounts, with a data volume of 4 TB. The total number of unique users in all data sets has reached more than 1.2 billion people. The database contained names, email addresses, phone numbers, and profile information.
Facebook and Twitter Confirm Colossal Leakage of User Data
Attackers used the OneAudience SDK to create applications that steal user data. Initially, they are invited to merge their accounts from different platforms, after which the data is stolen. After this information appeared, OneAudience immediately released a blocking update and announced the end of support for the SDK.

Due to the open ecosystem of Android and the permissions that users give to applications, the malware was able to steal a huge amount of data. A similar problem did not affect iOS users.

On Monday, Twitter said there was no evidence that anyone was trying to gain control of someone else's Twitter account.


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