Twitter formally shut down Vine in January, however the firm continues to be holding onto its former customers’ info, and apparently hasn’t been doing an A+ job of maintaining it safe.
“We have been alerted to — and instantly fastened — a bug that affected the Vine Archive for lower than 24 hours,” the group wrote in a Medium post. “The bug had the potential to show the e-mail handle or cellphone quantity related to a Vine account to 3rd events below sure circumstances.”
Vine has already notified affected people concerning the breach through e mail. In case you weren’t notified, “you probably weren’t affected,” Vine mentioned.
Vine did not specify when the incident occurred. The group mentioned it has “no info indicating that any person info impacted by this incident has been misused.” Even so, affected customers needs to be particularly cautious of emails or textual content messages from unknown senders, now that on-line miscreants might have possession of their e mail and/or cellphone quantity.
“Please remember that Vine will solely ship communications from @twitter.com, and we’ll by no means ship emails with attachments or request your password by e mail,” the group wrote.
Twitter in October 2016 first introduced plans to discontinue Vine. Customers had until mid-January to save lots of any movies they created and posted within the app. In the meantime, the Vine devoted now have Vine Camera, a stripped-down model of the app that permits you to create six-second looping movies, which might be posted on to Twitter or saved to your cellphone.