Twitter Apologizes For Security Flaw That Exposed User Data

Law360 (December 18, 2018, 8:45 PM EST) -- Twitter Inc. has apologized for a November security issue that exposed user data, including the country codes of phone numbers and account statuses, to actors who may be connected to the Chinese and Saudi Arabian governments.

On Monday, the social media company said that it observed a "large number of inquiries" from IP addresses registered in the two countries as part of an investigation into an error on a support form members can use to contact the company about issues with their account. Twitter stressed that no "personal information" was exposed and that the issue was resolved Nov. 16, within a...

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