Twitter announces user's direct messages may have been exposed to third-party developers

Twitter announces user’s direct messages may have been exposed to third-party developers

Twitter has reported a bug in its software that sent user’s direct messages to third-party developers. They reported the issue has been “persisted since May 2017.”

  • The bug has been corrected and Twitter is investigating if any of the third-party developers used that data for unauthorized purposes.
  • Twitter said in the statement they believe that messages sent to brand accounts were the only messages that were affected.
  • The bug effected less then one percent of Twitter users. Twitter has a user base of 335 million people, according to its latest earnings release.