Twitter discloses suspected state-sponsored attack

Social networking site Twitter announced another data leak that occurred on its platform, which the company said it is investigating as a suspected state-sponsored attack. In a support page, Twitter said that it detected the attack on November 15 when it “observed a large number of inquiries coming from individual IP addresses located in China and Saudi Arabia.”

These requests targeted the company’s support form, which users had been using to report issues to Twitter’s staff. Twitter said that attackers identified a bug in these forms that allowed them to discover an account’s phone number country code and if the account had been locked.

Read more about the suspected state-sponsored attack on Twitter on ZDNet.