Biggest Instagram leak exposes data of 49 million users - News Summed Up

Biggest Instagram leak exposes data of 49 million users


Email addresses and phone numbers relating to 49 million users were left unsecured in a database belonging to an Indian marketing company TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERSInstagram is investigating after the data of 49 million users, including celebrities and “global influencers”, was exposed to hackers online. In the biggest leak on record affecting users of the social media app, email addresses and phone numbers for the accounts were left unsecured in a database belonging to an Indian marketing company. Anurag Sen, the security researcher who discovered the database, said that the data set had been “growing every hour” until it was secured. Mr Sen did not name the celebrities whose details were exposed but said that some were British. People whose data was included in the breach told TechCrunch, the technology website, that they had had no involvement with Chtrbox, the marketing…


Source: The Times May 21, 2019 23:03 UTC



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