A report has surfaced claiming that a “threat actor” is allegedly selling the personal information of around 400 million Twitter users on the dark web. According to reports, the hacker has exposed details such as phone numbers, email addresses, and other information from a number of well-known accounts, including public figures like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Brian Krebs, Vitalik Buterin, Kevin O’Leary, and Donald Trump Jr, as well as the account of India’s information and broadcasting ministry. The user, going by the name Ryushi, also released a sample database of 1,000 users with their personal data.
Last week, a meeting at Google was held to evaluate the performance of staff members. Sources close to the situation have reported that 6% of full-time personnel are expected to be in the “poorly performed” category, potentially leading to corrective actions. Speculation of potential layoffs has been ongoing, and it looks like these individuals may soon be dismissed. This is in-line with an article from “The Information” which has claimed that Google intends to cut 6% of its workforce, equating to approximately 10,000 employees, based on performance.
Twitter’s ‘blue service’ recently added a new feature to its list of benefits for paying subscribers – “prioritised rankings in chats”. According to Twitter, this allows users to have their responses to tweets they interact with given priority. This was first promised back in November by CEO Elon Musk, who declared that subscribers would get “Priority in responses, mentions & search, which is vital to prevent spam/scam”.
Millions of dollars in multiple cryptocurrencies were lost by users due to a hacking event, as reported by BitKeep, a multi-chain cryptocurrency wallet. The project’s developers did a preliminary analysis which suggested that some APK package downloads may have been compromised and had malicious code added by hackers. As a result, BitKeep is advising customers to transfer their funds to the wallet from the App Store or Google Play if they had downloaded the APK version.