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Twitter says issue would have exposed user country code

An illustration picture shows the Twitter logo is displayed in the eye of a woman in Berlin, November 7, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch/Image/File Photo

(Reuters) – Twitter Inc said on Monday, the solution to a problem with one of the complaint forms that may have revealed country code from phone numbers associated with account holders.

The issue, which was adopted on Nov. 16, do not expose full phone numbers or other personal information of users, the company said.

Twitter said it received a large number of questions from individual IP addresses located in China and Saudi Arabia.

“Although we can’t confirm intent or grant for certain, it is possible that some of these IP addresses may have links with state-sponsored actors,” the company said.

Twitter declined to specify what extra information about the problem.

Reporting by Vibhuti Sharma in Bengaluru; Editing by James Emmanuel

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