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Thursday, 31 August 2017

Hacked Instagram: Mobile Phones and Bare E-mails



New news regarding security and social networks. Instagram, an application dedicated to photography and with 12 million users in our country, has been violated by hackers , looking for profiles of people of very high level, according to Techrunch .

The bug, which has already been fixed, allowed at least one hacker to access the email address and phone number of an unknown number of "high profile" Instagram users. According to the social network, owned by facebook, the only data accessed was the email address and phone number , and no passwords were exposed.



It is unclear how many users were affected, but TechCrunch speculates that it is a small number since hackers only targeted celebrities and were looking to enter the accounts of celebrities and in addition, very high level.


Therefore, we do not know if this attack is related to the one suffered three days ago the Spanish Alba Carrillo (famous, but not of such a high level), that saw how his account of Instagram had been hacked by unknown and had left out of action. It was his own mother who had to announce this setback to his followers.

Instagram notified all verified users of the violation in an email, letting them know that the bug had been fixed and that the company's security team is investigating the issue. Instagram says that verified users must "be more aware" as they can receive calls, text messages or emails.

Instagram recommends that all users implement two-factor authentication as a precautionary measure to prevent unauthorized access to their accounts even if no passwords have been stolen. All security is short in the times and the ease with which hackers can look for a problem is amazing.

Do you have double factor activated in your account? How do you protect yourself from pirates? We await your comments.

Source : techrunch.com

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