400 million Twitter accounts hacked, Elon Musk must fix the ransom

A hacker has stolen the private information of 400 million certified Twitter accounts and is asking Elon Musk to make him an offer to recover this data!


Twitter in the Elon Musk era is going very badly. The CEO of the social network, who now wants to give up his position, is urged by a hacker to pay him money to recover the hacked data from 400 million verified accounts. The hacker put this information up for sale on Breached. There are numbers and emails on every hacked account with personalities like Vitalik Buterin, one of the creators of Ethereum.

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It was on Breached, a hacker forum, that the hacker put the private information of 400 million Twitter accounts up for sale. This hacker calls himself Ryushi and asks Elon Musk to make him a purchase offer to avoid jeopardizing the security of his users. But also to avoid an EU fine for breaching the GDPR. If a buyer takes this data, the 400 million accounts could be affected by attempted fraud.

Hudson Rock confirms the veracity of this hack through research by its independent cyber security experts. Decentralized financial platform DefiYield has “ verified each of the 1000 accounts given by the hacker and also confirms this attack. Among those affected is Sundar Pichai, CEO of Googleor even Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a well-known Democratic politician and ardent supporter of Bernie Sanders, who is very active on Twitter.

Yet very chatty on Twitter, Elon Musk has yet to respond to this massive hacking of 400 million verified accounts. Ryushi asks the director of the social network to make him an offer by private message or on encrypted Telegram messages. Otherwise, the hacker will sell this sensitive information to the highest bidder. On Breached, the hacker says: “ I have yet to be contacted by Twitter, I offered them this exclusive sale. But if I can’t sell to them, I’ll accept other people’s offers “.

Note that this data was stolen between 2021 and this year by exploiting ane vulnerability in the Twitter code.

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