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Instagram Massive Hack Accessed Phone Numbers & Email Address of Verified Users

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Instagram Massive Hack Accessed Phone Numbers & Email Address of Verified Users
Social Media is considered to be the essential tool for getting in touch all the time with your friends and current situation. Everything which has advantages has many disadvantages too. Apart from other cons one is hacking which is very normal now a days. Yesterday the Facebook owned Photo sharing App users were in alarming situation as Instagram Massive Hack Accessed Phone Numbers & Email Address of Verified Users.
A bug related to Instagram API allowed hackers to access the emails address and phone number of high profile verified users. However other important information like passwords etc have not been exposed.

Instagram Massive Hack Accessed Phone Numbers & Email Address of Verified Users

An Instagram spokesperson said:

We recently discovered that one or more individuals obtained unlawful access to a number of high-profile Instagram users’ contact information — specifically email address and phone number — by exploiting a bug in an Instagram API. No account passwords were exposed. We fixed the bug swiftly and are running a thorough investigation

Instagram has not provided further details regarding it. The photo sharing app declined to provide further information about the bugs.

Instagram spokesperson Further Explained:

At this point we believe this effort was targeted at high-profile users so, out of an abundance of caution, we are notifying our verified account holders of this issue

The most worst experience due to this Instagram bug happened when the account of Selena Gomez having 125 million followers was hacked. Hacker who took control of account posted nude pics of Justin Bieber.

All non verified account holder should thank God that they were not targeted this time around. Now as they have remained safe, they should enable two factor authentication and make sure they have unique password for each account. Instagram should also take possible  precautionary measure to avoid such attacks in future.

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