An Instagram hack hit millions | The Verge

The Verge – Instagram Hack Article

It looks like another social media platform has been hacked yet again. This time millions of phone numbers and private information were stolen. Originally, Instagram noted that this hack only affected owners of verified accounts. Later this statement was amended to include regular accounts as well.

According to the article, a database was constructed by the hacker(s) within hours of the attack and made searchable to anyone who would pay their set fee. The database allowed searching for the contact information of the 1000 top Instagram accounts.

Author: Phil

Phil Williams is an engineer with around 20 years of information technology industry experience with past focus areas in security, performance, and compliance monitoring and reporting. Phil is a husband, father of 6 children, and an avid geek who loves building computers, gaming, and gadgets. He has an undergraduate degree in general IT sciences and has worked with the US Government as a contractor for over 20 years. He is now in a security solutions advisory role for a large vendor supporting commercial and enterprise customers.

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