Beehive Cybersecurity, a group composed of security researchers, legal experts, and threat analysts, recently warned its clients to immediately change their Tiktok password because of a massive data breach. The breach was discovered and reported on Twitter by the cybersecurity group AgainstTheWest.
"This is your forewarning. #TikTok has reportedly suffered a #data #breach, and if true, there may be fallout from it in the coming days. We recommend you change your TikTok #password and enable Two-Factor Authentication if you have not done so already." -- BeeHive Cyber Sec.
AgainstTheWest, with Twitter handle @AggressiveCurl posted that it successfully pulled out about 1.37 billion entries from the database of the Chinese social media giant. It later updated to have downloaded 790GB of data with 2.05 billion user entries.
In its succeding tweets, Beehive Cybersecurity confirmed the breach after reviewing sample data that AgainstTheWest made available to the public.
As of press time, the data that was made public by the security researchers who found out about the incident are inconclusive if there was indeed a hack. We have contacted representatives from Tiktok Philippines about the alleged breach. We are waiting for their reply.