Twitter users’ data containing private emails and linked phone numbers have reportedly been up for sale.
Cybercrime intelligence firm Hudson Rock highlighted a “credible threat” via Twitter on Dec. 24
Someone is supposedly selling a private database containing contact information of 400 million Twitter user accounts.
It also reached out to the hacker via Telegram and noted that they are actively waiting for a buyer there.
If found true, the breach could be a significant cause for concern for crypto Twitter users
However, some users have highlighted that such a large-scale breach is hard to believe
The current amount of active monthly users reportedly sits at around 450 million.
The purported hacker still has a post up on Breached advertising the database to buyers.
If Musk pays the fee, the hacker says they will delete the data and it will not be sold to anyone else
The bug essentially allowed hackers to scrape private info which they then compiled into databases to sell on the dark web.