Now it is confirmed that Instagram has suffered a massive data breach.
An unknown hacker has stolen personal details of 6 million “High-Profile” Instagram account and made it available for sale on a website, called Doxagram.
Yesterday, we reported the Instagram API vulnerability that allowed the hacker to access phone numbers and email addresses of “High-Profile” verified users. Instagram after the possible breach emailed it verified users and patched the API vulnerability.
Security researcher, Ido Naor, Reported the same Instagram mobile API “bug” in password reset, before publication, to Facebook.
Over 6 million Instagram users, including celebrities, organisation, who had their profile information on Instagram including email and phone number are available for sale on Doxagram.
The hacker launched the website Doxagram, where anyone can search their stolen profile information for $10 per account as an Instagram profile lookup service.
Instagram didn’t confirm the hacker’s claims, but in response, the company said we are investigating the breach. Three days after, an unknown hacker hijacked Selena Gomez account and posted 3 nude pics of Justin Bieber.
The company did not yet respond that the breach was related to Selena Gomez hacked account.
Instagram has already emailed its verified users to stay cautious about any suspicious activities, like a text message, phone calls, or email.
Instagram users are highly recommended to enable two-factor authentication as the hacker can gain access to the verified Instagram accounts via social engineering and can ruin the social reputation of the user.
Avoid clicking on any suspicious link or attachment without verifying the original source.
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