Twitter Data Breach 2020 – Latest Update
Twitter exposed to data breach of business clients again; says ‘We’re very sorry’ in an apology e-mail to affected clients
In what has confirmed as data breach of major business clients of the micro-blogging site Twitter, the company in an email has told its business clients that their personal information might have been accessed by others.
The email added the billing information of some of its clients was stored in a browser cache which could’ve possibly be accessed by others.
In the email, Twitter noted that it was “possible” that others could’ve accessed the information of the clients which was stored in the browser’s cache. The personal information which could’ve been accessed by others also include, Email addresses, the last four digits of the credit cards of the clients, phone numbers among others.
It also notably said there was no proper evidence to establish the fact that the personal information of the clients was compromised.
In the email which was sent to the affected client, the company added that it was sorry for the data breach that has happened and that the company recognize and appreciate the trust placed by its clients.
“We’re very sorry this happened. We recognise and appreciate the trust you place in us, and are committed to earning that trust every day” it wrote in the email.
It was also not clear immediately how many business clients of the tech company have been affected by this data breach. But reports suggest that it has affected clients using use Twitter’s advertising and analytics platforms.
It is said the data breach came to the light on May 20 and the company has since fixed the issue.
This is not the first time that the tech giant has been exposed to data breach incidents as the company has faced similar exposes to the data breach wherein the information of its clients was compromised in the past.