App for secure messaging Signal isn’t the only platform dealing with the fallout from Twilio’s recent data breach. According to an August 24th update obtained by TechCrunch, hackers gained access to 93 individual Authy accounts.
The platform is one of the market’s most popular two-factor authentication apps. Twilio purchased it in 2015, and it has approximately 75 million users.
According to Twilio, hackers used the access they gained to register additional devices to the 93 accounts affected by the breach, implying that they had the ability to generate login codes using the software.
“Since then, unauthorized devices have been identified and removed” from the 93 accounts, according to the company. According to Twilio, affected users should review their linked logins for signs of suspicious activity.
It also advises users to double-check their linked device list and disable the app’s “Allow Multi-device” option.
Twilio also revealed on Wednesday that it now believes 163 of its customers’ data was accessed for a “limited period of time” as a result of the hack. That figure was previously set at 125 by the company.
While the Authy component is small in scale, it represents the worst-case scenario for those individuals.
Adding two-factor authentication to your accounts is one of the best ways to protect yourself online; having a hacker compromise that system, even if only for a brief period of time, is frightening.