The personal information of more than 200 million Twitter users was recently leaked and put on a hacker platform, according to reports. And you should be worried.
According to Bleeping Computer, hackers have sold and circulated massive sets of data from users' profiles on the social media platform to forums and cybercrime markets since July 2022.
This contained private information like phone numbers, email addresses, names, and profile creation dates.
It was apparently obtained in 2021 due to hackers utilizing Twitter's API, which allowed people to type in phone numbers and addresses to see if they were connected with a Twitter ID.
Bleeping Computer also said the hackers used another API to scrape the public Twitter data for the ID, joining the public information with private email addresses and phone numbers to create profiles of Twitter users.