As per the reports, over 200 million Twitter users’ email addresses were reportedly stolen by hackers, who later posted them on an online hacking forum. Earlier, however, at least 400 million email addresses & phone numbers were reported to have been stolen. 

Alon Gal, co-founder of an Israeli cybersecurity-monitoring firm has called it “one of the most significant leaks". Meanwhile, Twitter has not issued any comment on the matter even after two weeks of the report - claiming the hack - being published. 

    

Twitter hacked, email addresses of 200 million users leaked: Report

WHAT?

More than 200 million Twitter users’ email addresses were reportedly stolen by hackers, who later posted them on an online hacking forum.

Earlier, however, at least 400 million email addresses and phone numbers were reported to have been stolen, with the identity or location of the hackers still not known.

WHO?

The breach “will unfortunately lead to a lot of hacking, targeted phishing and doxxing,” Alon Gal, co-founder of Israeli cybersecurity-monitoring firm Hudson Rock, wrote on LinkedIn. He called it “one of the most significant leaks I've seen,” reported Reuters.

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Meanwhile, Twitter has not issued any comment in the matter even after the two weeks of the report - claiming the hack - being published.

The Gal posted on December 24 on social media. Twitter is believed to have adopted an opaque approach in the matter as the response by the micro-blogging site to the report remains unknown.