A hacker has stolen the data of nearly 400 million Twitter users and put it up for sale on the dark web, according to cyber intelligence firm Hudson Rock.
The database contains information including e-mails and phone numbers of high-profile users.
Hudson Rock has shared pictures of the post on Twitter in which the hacker has shared information about the data leak.
The data includes information about the WHO, the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Google CEO Sundar Pichai and American singer Charlie Puth, among others.
“I am selling data of 400 million Twitter users that was scrapped via a vulnerability, and this data is completely private,” the hacker wrote in his post.
The hacker, who claims to have stolen the data, has offered a ransomware deal to Twitter.
“Twitter or Elon Musk, if you are reading this post, you are already at risk of GDPR fines for the data leak of over 54 million users. Now fines for data leak of 400 million users,” said the hacker.
“Your best option to avoid paying $2.76 million in CDPR breach fines like Facebook did (due to 533 million users being scraped) is to buy this data exclusively.”