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Twitter says bad actors linked users with phone numbers

Twitter has revealed a security incident that occurred at the end of last year, where phone numbers were matched to usernames. The company said Monday that a large number of fake accounts exploited its API to access the information. The accounts were suspended immediately. The incident, discovered on Dec. 24, affected users who have a phone number linked to their account, and who have enabled the “let people who have your phone number find you on Twitter” option. To get the numbers, the fake accounts sent large numbers of requests…

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