Twitter error: It concerns those who use Twitter Ads! Twitter revealed a “Data Security Incident” causing storage information to be stored in the cache of those browsers use Twitter as a medium advertising. Essentially, this error allows any third party to use it computer you have access to this data.
So today, Twitter started sending emails to business customers who use Twitter Ads and Analytics Manager informing them of a "data security incident" that incorrectly stores the billing details of an advertiser, on Twitter, in temporary memory of the browser.
The information stored incorrectly in the browser's cache can be: e-mail, phone number, last four credit card digits and billing address.
«We discovered a security error. If you have added the payment details to ads.twitter.com or at analytics.twitter.com, this information may be stored in the browser's cache. Information such as email address, phone number, the last four digits of your credit card number (not full numbers, expiration dates or security codes) and charge address, may have been stored in the browser's cache. If you've used a shared computer, third parties may have seen the information stored in the browser's cache. " reports the email notification sent to the company's customers.
While the error was corrected on May 20, 2020, the data incident notification was sent today –with a month delay- leaving users exposed for a long time.
As a solution, the company review it code of to prevent web browsers from temporarily storing sensitive information.
«On May 20, 2020, we updated the "instructions" that Twitter sends to its temporary memory browser so that you don't run the same risk again. " is also indicated in the email.
It is worth emphasizing that So far no breach of Twitter client's exposed data has been detected. However, no indication of a breach is always consistent with the guarantee that it does not exist infringement.
Users must Clear web browser caches IMMEDIATELY:
"While we have no evidence that your payment details have been compromised, we want to make sure you know the issue and how you will get what you need. security measures. If you use a shared computer to access Twitter Ads or Analytics, we recommend that you delete the browser's cache when you log out. "
Finally, the company apologized for the security incident and pledged to regain the trust of users.