Instagram hacked: Victim’s phone number are now for sale

A bug has exposed contact information for a number of Instagram accounts. This bug allowed hackers to scrape E-mail addresses and phone numbers from a number of high profile Instagram followers. But not only were celebrity accounts affected but also a few non celebrity accounts were affected as well. This bug has since been fixed although the damage has been done. Just after the hack was disclosed, the hackers had launched a database called doxagram which allowed users to search for contact information at $10 a search. What frightens me is that these E-Mail addresses could be used to hack into user’s accounts as was the case with Selena Gomez’s account which had to be taken down after posting nude pictures of her ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber. Read More…