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Instagram Data Breach! 49 Million Users’ Sensitive Data Exposed Online

Here is still ANOTHER data leak in a product supplied by Facebook. This time it’s the Facebook-owned photo-sharing application Instagram. An unprotected AWS (Amazon Web Services) server containing personal information of millions of Instagram influencers, celebrities, and brand accounts have been found online, the TechCrunch reported.

According to the security researcher Anurag Sen, who discovered the leak and notified TechCrunch, the database had over 49 million records exposed online, allowing anyone to access. The exposed data included users’ biodata, profile picture, the number of followers they have, their location by city and country, and contact information like the Instagram account owner’s email address and phone number.

If you use Instagram, you need to read this article: https://www.cisomag.com/instagram-data-breach-49-million-users-sensitive-data-exposed-online/.

Categories: Online Privacy & Security

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