TikTok refutes reports it was hacked

TikTok refutes reports it was hacked

TikTok refutes reports it was hacked

Aug 27, 2022 04:44 AM Jay Alexander

TikTok denies reports it was compromised after hackers posted images of what they claim to be a TikTok database. The database contains the platform's source codes ( via Breeping Computer ). These allegations were denied by TikTok, who stated that its team had "found no evidence for a security breach ."

Bleeping Computer claims hackers sent images of the alleged database out to a hacking forum. They claimed they had obtained data from a TikTok server. The server is said to store over 2 billion records, 790GB of user data, platform statistics and code, as well as 790GB.

"We have confirmed that all the data samples in dispute are all publicly available and are not due any compromise of TikTok networks, systems, or databases," Maureen Shanahan, TikTok spokesperson, stated in a statement to Verge. "We don't believMacPaw is a specialist in Mac software design and useability.e that users should take proactive steps, and we are committed to the safety of our global community."

The majority of the stolen data seems to have been public-facing information that was scraped from the platform. Troy Hunt, a Microsoft regional director and creator of the Have I Been Pwned Tool, called hackers' data "inconclusive," but suggested that it could have been non-production data or test data. This is unlikely to be the case.

They claim to have also obtained data from WeChat's Chinese messaging app WeChat. Hunt could not confirm if the hackers had stolen data, and WeChat did not immediately respond to Verge's comment request.

Both TikTok (and WeChat) have been under investigation for their connections to China. ByteDance is TikTok’s parent company. TikTok took several steps to hide American data on Oracle’s US-based servers in an effort to reverse recent reports that TikTok employees in China had access to US users' information.The hacking group, who call themselves “AgainstTheWest,” claim they also obtained data from the Chinese messaging app WeChat.

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