Instagram Admits Bugs Gave Hackers Data To Exploit High-Profile Accounts
Hackers have found a way to exploit high-profile verified account on Instagram. The Facebook owned photo-sharing app admitted that hackers are using a bug software to access the account of verified users on Instagram. The photo-sharing messaging app did not give any information on when exactly was the issues discovered the issues but mentioned it as “recent” in the emails sent to the users on the similar issue.
The email further stated, no passwords were hacked but only some email addresses and a few phone numbers were impacted by this gruesome act. Additionally, Instagram confirmed that it has fixed the bug and are looking thoroughly into the matter to find out the source of vulnerability. Instagram spokesperson also added, that the company is trying its best to aware high-profile users about the incidence.
Earlier this week, similar incidence happened with Popular singer and Actress Selena Gomez when her Instagram account was hacked and some of her ex-boyfriend’s (Justin Bieber) nude photos were leaked online. Luckily, her account was recovered a few days later. However, Instagram didn’t make any official statement if Gomez’s account was the victim of the similar attack.
Additionally, there was no official release about the accounts that were impacted by this recent security breach. However, Instagram has publically issued a circular, encouraging people to be vigilant on security issues related to their Instagram accounts. The giant photo sharing app has also encouraged people to exercise caution if they find any security threats related to their respective accounts.
The security breach likely explains the onset of safety issues that a number of social media sites are continually facing. Although, the companies are making their best efforts to safeguard their users’ account but they need to have such softwares that could promise extended security.
Eric Jones is a senior tech blogger at MobileAppDaily and he is a gadget lover and follows every advancement and tweak in the mobile app industry. He is enthusiastic about the gaming and social media apps and possesses almost 7 years of experience as a tech blog contributor. Eric also doesn't like to share his cheese burst pizza with anyone at all.
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