‘Security Incident’ in Twitter Circle

‘Security Incident’ in Twitter Circle

Twitter introduce Twitter Circle in August 2022. This allows users to send tweets to a selected set of people (up to 150 users).

Users first noticed that tweets intended to be shared just with those in their Circle were instead available to people who weren’t even following them in April. Affected Circle members have lately been receiving emails from Twitter confirming the data breach, which the company has referred to as a “security incident.”

“We’re contacting you because your Twitter account may have been potentially impacted by a security incident that occurred earlier this year (April 2023)” “In April 2023, a security incident may have allowed users outside of your Twitter Circle to see tweets that should have otherwise been limited to the Circle to which you were posting.”

“This issue was identified by our security team and immediately fixed so that these tweets were no longer visible outside of your Circle.”

“We’ve conducted a thorough investigation to understand how this occurred and have addressed this issue. ”

“Twitter is committed to protecting the privacy of the people who use our service, and we understand the risks that an incident like this can introduce and we deeply regret this happened.” reads a security incident notification sent by Twitter to its users.






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