TikTok has denied claims that its servers had been breached and that hackers stole supply code and consumer information.
The corporate advised BleepingComputer that the information posted to the hacking discussion board was “completely unrelated” to the corporate.
A hacking group referred to as, ‘AgainstTheWest’ claimed to have breached TikTok and WeChat by creating a subject on the hacking discussion board. The put up shared screenshots of alleged database that belonged to the businesses, accessed on an Alibaba cloud, which contained information for each TikTok and WeChat customers.
The hackers additional claimed that the server holds 2.05 billion data in a large 790GB database of consumer information, platform statistics, software program code, cookies, auth tokens, server data, and so forth.
The hacking group, regardless of its title, says it solely targets firms and international locations which can be hostile to western pursuits.
TikTok nevertheless, denied that it was hacked, saying that the supply code shared was not a part of its platform. The corporate additionally acknowledged that its ample safety safeguards would forestall automated scripts from accumulating consumer info.
Tory Hunt, creator of the HaveIBeenPwned information breach notification service, confirmed in a Twitter thread that TikTok had actually been breached and that a number of the information was legitimate. Database hunter, Bob Diachenko, additionally validated the consumer information breach however failed to offer strong information concerning its origin.