Cyber attack on Tik Tok, data leak of one billion users
BEIJING: Cyber security researchers have warned that an alleged attempt to hack video-sharing app TikTok could expose the data of a billion people.
According to a foreign news agency, reports of the data leak first surfaced on a popular hacking forum in which hackers claimed to have accessed a vulnerable server that contained the personal information of TikTok users.
The reports were confirmed after Microsoft issued a warning about the weak security of TikTok’s Android app, stating that attackers could access users’ accounts through a link, the alleged hackers claimed. That they have access to about 34 GB of data of TikTok users.
A user named Against the Waste wrote on the Breach Forums message board that we have to decide whether to sell it to us or release it to the public. These accounts are from all over the world. This data contains a large amount of content from younger people.