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Instagram says high-profile users targeted in cyber attack

Instagram says high-profile users targeted in cyber attack

The hackers shared a list of 1,000 hacked accounts, the list also contain the details of numerous top 50 most-followed profiles on the Instagram. Most of these accounts belong to important figures of entertainment. "We want to reiterate that no passwords were exposed in this issue", the company said in a statement.

A large majority of the sample of records include phone numbers or emails, with roughly half including both. The problem was initially thought to be limited to verified users, but was later revealed to affect other non-verified users as well.

Instagram said passwords were not compromised, but did note that Instagrammers should be wary of activity on their account.

Verge reported that Instagram is working with law enforcement to push back on the sale of information.

Yesterday we brought you a report about how Instagram raised an alarm regarding how some hackers allegedly have access to some high-profile accounts.

According to the social media company, only seven or eight million accounts - out of 700 million monthly active users - have been affected by the hack.

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The account was taken down and restored, with the nude photos deleted. It was the same that was published after Gomez's and Bieber's vacations in Bora Bora in 2015. The account was, however, restored by Instagram later in the day. Bieber said that those images on the social network made him feel "super violated". The hackers who claim to have the credentials of the 6 million accounts have shared a list online of the accounts they have credentials for.

The Daily Beast also confirmed that hackers scarred the information of unverified Instagram users, which is now being sold for $10 per enquiry via bitcoin.

Instagram declined to say how many people had been targeted, and declined to comment on individual accounts. It could also be possible for a hacker to steal someone's phone by hijacking their SIM card and gain access to other private accounts linked to the phone number.

Instagram fell victim to a major data breach, and it's unclear how many people have been affected. We fixed the bug swiftly and are running a thorough investigation.

Taylor Swift is among the A-list celebrities whose data has leaked to the darknet due to a flaw in Instagram.

Instagram this evening is alerting users that it has suffered a security breach exposing the contact information of "high-profile" users.


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