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A major data breach on Twitter has exposed the personal information of 400 million users, according to reports. The stolen data is said to include information about the World Health Organization (WHO), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, among other organisations. Information leaked include sensitive data such as email addresses, usernames, phone numbers, and follower counts. It is believed that the data has been sold on the dark web.

The hacker who claims to have stolen the data approached Twitter with an offer, warning the platform to “think carefully.” In a tweet, the hacker wrote, “Twitter or Elon Musk, if you are reading this post, you are already at risk of GDPR fines for data leak of over 54 million users. Now fines for data leak of 400 million users.”

The breach comes on the heels of criticism from billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk about Twitter’s policies and procedures. It is not yet clear if the breach is connected to Musk or if he will be affected by it. The Data Protection Commission (DPC) is already investigating a previous hack that affected over 5.4 million users.

Twitter users are encouraged to check if their information has been compromised and to take necessary precautions to protect their personal data.

The data breach has prompted concerns about the security and privacy of users’ data on the platform. It is not yet clear if the breach is connected to billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, who has recently criticized Twitter’s policies and procedures.

The Data Protection Commission (DPC) is already investigating a previous hack that affected over 5.4 million users. In light of this latest breach, Twitter users are encouraged to check if their information has been compromised and to take necessary precautions to protect their personal data.

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