#TwitterGate Is Currently Going DOWN!
Things are not looking good for Elon Musk and haven’t been since day one. It has come to the public’s attention that Twitter was hacked and 400M, yes that’s 400 HUNDRED MILLION users’ data has been compromised. This is Jyrone Parker, if you are new to this channel I make tech talk videos and coding live streams, and today I am exploring #TwitterGate the biggest Twitter hack in existence.
It hasn’t even been a full two months yet and Elon’s dream of a Twitter empire is crashing down. Maybe that’s why he has decided to step down as CEO as soon as he *ahem* finds someone foolish enough to take the job. So what’s going on with this hack? Well, apparently some threat actor who goes by Ryushi has claimed that a hacker group has a dataset for sale that contains over 400 million Twitter user’s data including email addresses, and phone numbers, these include accounts such as AOC, Brian Krebbs, and Vitalik Buterin. What’s even worse is that they are demanding a ransom from Elon Musk for an unspecified price, many Twitter users are urging him to pay it (me I’m not so sure). In addition to this, the Irish Data Protection Commission announced in light of these revelations they will be doing an investigation into Twitter’s data practices.
Protect Your Accounts NOW!
What can you do to protect yourself from the #TwitterGate hack? First off change your password! Enable 2FA and use a throwaway email account and/or phone number. Not just your Twitter password but all of them. Most people reuse passwords and if you are one of those people your other social media accounts are also at risk.
Even though for the majority of users this won’t be a huge deal but for the sake of security you need to protect your accounts. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to leave them in the comments below. Also please support the site by visiting the shop it goes a long way in keeping this blog going! Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter and Instagram!