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Instagram-hackers gain information celebrities address

Instagram-hackers gain information celebrities address

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Hackers have phone numbers and e-mail addresses of users to address, but only users with a verified account are affected.

Writes that Instagram Thursday night in a message to those authenticated users, identified by a blue checkmark.

A bug allowed hackers the telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of such users to understand. It comes to a leak in the program-interface of Instagram, which the service with other apps communicates.

Selena Gomez

Instagram does not say which celebrities are affected, but the report follows two days after the Instagram account of singer Selena Gomez has been hacked. On the account of Gomez were naakfoto of singer Justin Bieber, the ex-boyfriend of the singer.

According to Instagram, there are no passwords stolen in the leak. According to the company, could the bug in some cases ‘be abused’, though it is not clear how.

Instagram recommends users with a verified account and be wary of strange phone calls and e-mail addresses. Targeted phishing attacks are after such a leak is a way in order to obtain information or passwords to scam.

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