Skip to main content

Hackers breached 2FA accounts of some Authy users, Twilio confirms

Twilio, an online communications company, was the subject of a cyberattack earlier this month, but today the company has confirmed that the attack was bigger in scope than it initially announced. The announcement from early August said that 100 Twilio customers had their information accessed by outside sources as a result of Twilio employees being phished. Now the company has announced that 93 Authy app users have also had select information compromised.

What at Authy was breached

Authy is a two-factor authentication app owned by Twilio, so a breach can’t get much worse for consumers than having their security information compromised. Following an internal investigation, Twilio says that 93 accounts were accessed and had additional unauthorized devices added to them. The company confirmed that it had “identified and removed unauthorized devices” from all impacted accounts.

Authy logo against a black and white background.
Authy (logo)

The reason these devices were added was essentially to create devices capable of bypassing specific users’ two-factor authentication in order to gain even more information about their various other accounts that rely on Authy for security. Other than providing the number of accounts that were breached, Twilio didn’t give any specific details regarding what user information may have been accessed through Authy accounts.

The attack seems to be tied to the hacker group “Oktapus” which has laid claim to numerous company information breaches over the last six months, including a breach of DoorDash, which was reported earlier this week.

How to know if your Authy account is affected

Twilio says that it has already reached out to all 93 account owners to let them know that were affected by the breach and that their information is at risk. If you didn’t hear from the company, you’re likely a part of the roughly 75 million Authy users that got through the breach unaffected. It’s still not a bad idea to check your Authy account information to make sure that nothing suspicious is going on there.

In addition to changing any passwords associated with your Authy account, Twilio recommends looking in your account settings to “review all devices tied to (your) Authy account” in order to make sure that only authorized devices are connected. The company also advises users to disable the “Allow Multi-Device” setting in their account to restrict the devices linked to it.

Editors' Recommendations

Peter Hunt Szpytek
A podcast host and journalist, Peter covers mobile news with Digital Trends and gaming news, reviews, and guides for sites…
Best OnePlus 11 deals: Save $100 on the Android phone
The OnePlus 11's screen.

If you're an Android fan who's looking for phone deals, you can't go wrong with the OnePlus 11. The smartphone is among the most popular choices in the market right now, and if you're interested, we've rounded up the top sources for discounts when buying the mobile device. It's highly recommended that you hurry with your purchase from your chosen retailer or carrier though, because these offers may change sooner than you think.
OnePlus 11 deals at OnePlus

You can currently buy the OnePlus 11 with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage for $600 from OnePlus, down $100 from its original price of $700, while the OnePlus 11 with 16GB of RAM and 256GB of storage is on sale for $650, for savings of $150 on its original price of $800. Buying from OnePlus gets you a free gift -- the OnePlus Buds Z2 wireless earbuds.

Read more
Best Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 deals: Save big on the foldable
A person holding a partially open Galaxy Z Fold 4.

With the launch of its predecessor, it's the best time to hunt for discounts on the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4. It's not going away any time soon because it's still a very fun and capable mobile device, so there will be a lot of demand for savings when buying the foldable smartphone. We've gathered the top ways of getting the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 for cheaper than usual, but you'll have to hurry with your purchase because these offers may disappear at any moment.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 deals at Samsung
The obvious source for a Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 is Samsung, which is offering trade-in credit of up to $725 for an unlocked 256GB model of the smartphone that normally costs $1,800. However, you can get it at $800 off, so you'll only have to pay $1,000, if you buy it with a U.S. Cellular plan.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 deals at Amazon
The unlocked 256GB Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 is on Amazon for its retail price of $1,800, but why would you get that model when the unlocked 512GB Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 is cheaper at just $1,450, following a $470 discount on its original price of $1,920? It's a no-brainer to go for the version with the larger storage capacity when it's more affordable.

Read more
Best iPhone 15 deals: How to get Apple’s latest iPhone for free
The display on a green iPhone 15.

The iPhone 15 has only just hit stores but that hasn't stopped there being some great iPhone 15 deals going on right now. If you're keen to upgrade to the shiniest of new iPhones, this is your chance to do so. We've picked out all the best iPhone 15 deals going on at the moment including how to get the phone for free. Here's what you need to know about iPhone deals on Apple's latest model.
iPhone 15 deals at Amazon

Amazon has one of the best ways to get an iPhone 15 for free. Sign up to Boost Infinite and you get the Apple iPhone 15 for free. That saves you the $830 you'd normally pay, while Boost Infinite costs $60 per month and gives you unlimited talk, text, and data every month. It's a near-unbeatable deal for many people.

Read more