Twitter data of “+400 million unique users” up for sale – what to do?


Hot on the heels of the LastPass data breach saga, which first came to light in August 2022, comes news of a Twitter breach, apparently based on a Twitter bug that first made headlines back in the same month.

According to a screenshot posted by news site Bleeping Computer, a cybercriminal has advertised:

I’m selling data of +400 million unique Twitter users that was scraped via a vulnerability, this data is completely private.

And it includes emails and phone numbers of celebrities, politicians, companies, normal users, and a lot of OG and special usernames.

OG, in case you’re not familiar with that term in the context of social media accounts, is short for original gangsta.