TikTok battles cyberattacks amid national security concerns

The number of compromised accounts is small, and TikTok is helping affected users regain access.

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TikTok has recently thwarted a cyberattack targeting several high-profile accounts, including CNN and Paris Hilton, though Hilton’s account remained uncompromised. The company is working closely with affected users to restore access and enhance security measures to prevent future breaches.

The number of compromised accounts is minimal, according to TikTok, which is actively assisting those affected. The incident occurred as TikTok’s parent company, ByteDance, faced a legal battle against a US law that demands the app be sold or face a national ban by January.

The US government has raised national security concerns over Chinese ownership of TikTok. Still, the company maintains that it has taken significant steps to safeguard user data and privacy, asserting that it will not share American user information with the Chinese government.