Instagram Says It Fixed Bug That Revealed Emails, Phone Numbers

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The correspondence also reminded the high-profile users to activate their two-factor authentication and to use unique passwords to tighten the security of their #Instagram accounts.

The hackers included their own Instagram handles on the post but according to the Daily Mail, they were clearly troll accounts since they barely contained any photos.

Krieger is warning all Instagram users to be "vigilant" about account security. However, they couldn't be more wrong about it since the bug infected over 6 million accounts. Users' passwords were not exposed in the hack, Instagram said.

The confidential information of millions of Instagram users is now for sale on the internet, after a group of hackers targeted celebrity Instagram accounts.

All you need is ten bucks to get in touch with Taylor Swift, thanks to an Instagram data leak. This is the biggest attacks ever made by hackers on the web after iCloud's attack. On Friday, Mashable reported the site's staff is rife with individuals willing to verify Instagram accounts for prices "anywhere from a bottle of wine to $US15,000 ($18,823), according to a dozen sources who have sold verification, bought verification for someone else, or directly know someone who has done one or the other".

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Another guy asked a different questions, "what kind of info can be obtained?" and they have responded with, "Dear, we can pull phone + name + email. We are on many news stories now". The instant victim of this hack is, Selena Gomes. Symantec had also warned that hacked Instagram profiles were being altered with pornographic imagery promoting adult dating and porn spam. Numerous emails were also not included in large scale data breaches, such as LinkedIn, according to breach notification site Have I Been Pwned?, implying that the hackers may not have simply dug up records from previous, publicized security incidents.

At first, the bug was believed to only affect verified accounts or at least this is what Instagram official stated. 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.

The people behind the site, called "Doxagram", are reportedly selling the information for $10 in Bitcoin per search, "So far we've had 12 deposits totaling around $500", the site operator told Ars six hours after going live.

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