After the recent data breach, Signal’s much-discussed secure messaging service suffered a setback. It has been revealed that about 1900 phone numbers and SMS codes were exposed due to a data compromise at verification partner Twillio.
It was stated in the report that the information had already been misused. However, the chat history and contacts of Signal users should remain intact since Signal does not store such information online.
Twillio reported the breach on August 8th.
Signal is currently in damage-control mode and will de-register the app from devices with affected accounts. It was possible to access the accounts of 125 customers using fraudulent phishing scams.
Source: yahoo.com/entertainment, Ziroh Alert (#ZirohAlert)