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A twitter update worth sharing

I decided to go ahead and check on the twitter issues we’ve had been covering both on the box, and a segment in the regular podcast.

Twitter Support, We’re hearing confusion around how the 8 accounts we reported yesterday relate to the 36 we reported today. These numbers refer to different things. 5 days ago, Twitter Web App

Twitter Support, 8 is the number of accounts where an archive of “Your Twitter Data” was downloaded. This includes all of *your* account activity including DMs. None of the YTD downloads impacted Verified accounts. https://help.twitter.com/en/managing-your-account/accessing-your-twitter-data 5 days ago, Twitter Web App

Twitter Support, 36 is the number of accounts where the attacker took control of the account and viewed the DM inbox on https://Twitter.com. 5 days ago, Twitter Web App

Twitter Support, To recap:
?130 total accounts targeted by attackers
?45 accounts had Tweets sent by attackers
?36 accounts had the DM inbox accessed
?8 accounts had an archive of “Your Twitter Data” downloaded, none of these are Verified 5 days ago, Twitter Web App

I want to make sure people see this, as Twitter has been very transparent as of late, so this is a good sign. These tweets are 5 days old, and I tought about looking as of late. Its never too late to share this type of data with the community in case they do not follow or know about the information being disseminated.

What to read:

Were you impacted by the issues that started on July 15th? Do you think twitter has been more transparent? Please sound off! If you’re a twitter user, read the related link dealing with your data, I’ve read quite a bit and its pretty straight forward.


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A twitter update worth sharing was released on July 28, 2020 at 12:30 pm by tech in security news and commentary.
Last modified: July 28, 2020.


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