We all know very well that Instagram is the social network of fashion, the fastest growing and also the one that generates more interest in criminals. However, recently an Instagram hacker puts 6 million celebrities personal data up for sale.
Instagram Hacker Puts 6 Million Celebrities Personal Data Up For Sale
Instagram is the social network of fashion, the fastest growing and also the one that generates more interest in criminals. A few days ago we learned that an error in its application allowed access to the phone number and the email of hundreds of celebrities.
So, we did not know so far is that are the approximately six million accounts of Instagram that have been hacked and not only that even the data for many of them are for sale for only $ 10 per consultation.
Apparently, the information on these Instagram accounts that is available is email and phone number, the same as in the case of celebrities. Anyone can buy the data, even if we refrain from sharing the link to that website.
The information on sale has been analyzed by Ars Technica and the portal specialized in security Have I been pwned? https://haveibeenpwned.com/ in which you can check if your password is available on some website of digital data smuggling.
As for now, both the reliable security and media portals have confirmed that it is true and that most of the profiles exposed contain mail and telephone numbers.
The identity of these users is unknown, although apparently, it would be accounts of different countries of the world. India would be one of them, especially considering the popularity of this social network in our country.
At the moment the social network giant Facebook has not pronounced on the hacker attack on Instagram, a problem that would actually be due to an error of the social network’s own API, that is, attributable to the company. In this way, millions of accounts would have been exposed, which entails in terms of theft of personal and bank data.
Whether or not your profile has been hacked, it is strongly advisable to change the password of your email right now. In any case, it is a process that you should carry out periodically. If you also activate the so-called 2-step verification, then it will be much better to secure your email account.
So, what do you think about this massive data breach? Simply share your views and thoughts in the comment section below.