Twitter fixes security issue affecting some Android devices

SAN FRANCISCO (REUTERS) – Twitter said on Wednesday (Aug 5) it has fixed a security issue that could allow hackers to access private Twitter data of some Android users, including messages.

The microblogging site said it was not aware if the security issue had been exploited by attackers, adding it had updated Twitter’s Android app so that other apps cannot access its data.

Hackers accessed the social media company’s internal systems on July 15 to hijack some of the platform’s top voices including US presidential candidate Joe Biden, reality TV star Kim Kardashian, former US President Barack Obama and billionaire Elon Musk and used them to solicit digital currency.

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