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Instagram Confirms Hack of High-Profile Accounts Due to Security Bug
31 August 2017, 11:13 am

Instagram has confirmed that a security bug in the service allowed hackers to access and steal private information of high-profile users with verified accounts, including phone numbers.

While no specifics were provided on the bug itself, Instagram said in a statement for TIME that exploiting the bug allowed hackers to access personal information of users, including the email addressed they configured with the service and phone numbers that were used for two-factor authentication.

Instagram confirms that at least one hacker who discovered the bug used it to breach accounts and reach the personal information of high-profile users, but no specifics were provided as to who was targeted by the hack.

“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 ... (read more)

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