A weakness in the Instagram APIs has been manipulated by hackers to harvest credentials for millions of legitimate users, including celebrities and high profile accounts.
Doxing - the process of exposing private and identifying information about users, has become a commercial proposition for the hackers. They are purporting to sell private and confidential credential information for $10 each.
However, we'd strongly recommend that you don't register an account on their website and provide the criminals with even more confidential and payment information!
Stay safe online. We have some hints and tips:
But hackers are ever innovating so stay vigilant.
Try to use strong and unique passwords on each website and app you use. And if you do find your data has been leaked, don't panic but react quickly to contain and limit the damage.
A group of hackers used a bug earlier this week to scrape the phone numbers and email addresses of six million Instagram accounts and are now selling that information on the web. The hackers mainly targeted celebrities and verified users, including Selena Gomez, who’s account was hacked two days ago.