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Hackers Claim to Have Personal Information of Over 6M Instagram Users

A group of hackers calling themselves ‘Doxagram’ have claimed to have scraped the personal data of over six million Instagram users. The information they have stolen include phone numbers and email addresses and the group is now selling the contact information online.

The six million account details being offered range from high-profile accounts including the official POTUS account to large brands and average users. They are being sold on the dark web for $10 per inquiry in Bitcoin via a searchable database. Experts have labelled this instance as the “biggest attack since the the iCloud hack.”

The hackers mainly targeted celebrities and verified users, including Selena Gomez, who’s account was hacked two days ago. The hackers used this glitch in Instagram’s system to start posting nude pictures of the singer and actor’s ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber to her 125 million followers.

Instagram admitted the security bug in a letter today, though it downplayed how many users had been affected. “Although we cannot determine which specific accounts may have been impacted, we believe it was a low percentage of Instagram accounts,” wrote Instagram CTO Mike Krieger.

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