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Paris Hilton, CNN Among “Very Small” Number Of Accounts Hit In TikTok Hack

TikTok confirms it addressed a cyberattack that compromised access to a “very small” number of brand and celebrity accounts, including CNN. As Reuters reports, the company collaborates closely with CNN to restore account access and implement enhanced security measures. 

“We have been collaborating closely with CNN to restore account access and implement enhanced security measures to safeguard their account moving forward,” the spokesperson told Reuters.

While not compromised, the account of reality star Paris Hilton was targeted, according to a Reuters source. TikTok’s parent ByteDance currently challenges a U.S. law requiring it to sell TikTok by January 2024 or face a ban, as the White House seeks to end Chinese ownership citing national security concerns. TikTok maintains it will not share U.S. user data with China.

Cecilia Carloni, Interview Manager at Influence Weekly and writer for NetInfluencer. Coming from beautiful Argentina, Ceci has spent years chatting with big names in the influencer world, making friends and learning insider info along the way. When she’s not deep in interviews or writing, she's enjoying life with her two daughters. Ceci’s stories give a peek behind the curtain of influencer life, sharing the real and interesting tales from her many conversations with movers and shakers in the space.

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