Twilio data breach gets a whole lot worse as it confirms hackers accessed Authy user phone numbers


The recent data breach affecting Twilio may have taken a rather unfortunate extra turn after new reports claim the hackers can single out Authy users from the archives.

The infamous ShinyHunters hacking collective recently said it stole 33 million phone numbers from Twilio, and the company has now revealed that the attackers were able to determine which of those phone numbers are used for its Authy service. For those unfamiliar with Authy, it is a popular multi-factor authentication (MFA) tool, which Twilio acquired back in 2015.

Read more…
Source: MSN News


Sign up for our Newsletter


Related:

  • Number of data breach victims goes up 1,000%

    July 19, 2024

    Nope, that headline’s not a typo. Over one thousand percent. The Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) tracked 1,041,312,601 data breach victims in Q2 2024, an increase of 1,170% over Q2 2023 (81,958,874 victims). The ITRC is a national non-profit organization set up with the goal of minimizing the risk and mitigating the impact of identity compromise. ...

  • MediSecure reveals 12.9 million Australians had personal data stolen in cyber attack earlier this year

    July 18, 2024

    eScript provider MediSecure has revealed the personal data of 12.9 million Australians was stolen by hackers earlier this year, making it one of the largest cyber breaches in Australian history. MediSecure, which facilitates electronic prescriptions and dispensing, confirmed it was the victim of a large-scale data breach in May. The company had previously not disclosed how ...

  • HS2 investigating possible misconduct tied to ‘serious’ data breach

    July 18, 2024

    HS2 has launched a formal investigation into allegations of gross misconduct tied to a “serious” data breach earlier in the year, City A.M. understands. Sources allege the incident took place in late May. HS2 Ltd, the company sponsored by the Department for Transport (DfT) to oversee the project, subsequently began an investigation into a potential significant ...

  • London council slammed for ‘severe’ data breach in ‘avoidable’ cyber attack

    July 17, 2024

    Britain’s data watchdog has lambasted London’s Hackney Council for a cyber attack that “severely” impacted residents, saying the breach was “a clear and avoidable error.” In October 2020, hackers infiltrated Hackney’s systems, accessing, encrypting, and in some instances exfiltrating personal data. The compromised information included residents’ names, addresses, racial or ethnic origins, religious beliefs, sexual orientations, ...

  • Disney faces potential data breach, hacker group claims massive leak

    July 15, 2024

    The Walt Disney Company is reeling from a suspected cyberattack by a hacktivist group calling itself NullBulge, exposing a significant amount of sensitive information. NullBulge announced its exploit on 12 July on both the cybercrime forum Breach Forums and X/Twitter. The group said it infiltrated Disney’s internal Slack communication platform, leaking 1.2 terabytes of data online. Read ...

  • Rite Aid confirms data breach following ransomware attack

    July 15, 2024

    American drugstore chain Rite Aid has confirmed that last month’s ransomware attack resulted in data theft. In a statement, the company said it was currently investigating the cyberattack, and is working on sending out data breach notifications to affected customers. “Rite Aid experienced a limited cybersecurity incident in June, and we are finalizing our investigation. We ...