Monday, January 17, 2022

ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ

spot_img




Millions of Instagram users’ data leaked, company probing

- Advertisement -

New Delhi, May 21, 2019-

After Facebook that is battling several data breaches, its photo-sharing service Instagram saw itself in trouble after personal data of millions of celebrities and influencers were allegedly exposed on its platform in a massive database that was traced to Mumbai-based social media marketing firm Chtrbox.

The database contained 49 million records of several high-profile influencers, including prominent food bloggers, celebrities and other social media influencers, TechCrunch reported it first late Monday.

“Each record contained public data, including bio, profile picture, number of followers they have, location and private contact information,” the report claimed.

On Tuesday, an Instagram spokesperson said they were investigating whether a third party improperly stored Instagram data, in violation of its policies.

“It’s also not clear whether the phone numbers and emails in Chtrbox’s database came from Instagram,” an Instagram Spokesperson told.

“Regardless, the possibility of third parties mishandling user data is something we take seriously, which is why we’re quickly working to understand what happened,” said the company.

According to the report, “Chtrbox pulled the database offline”.

Chtrbox is a web development company which pays to social media influencers to promote content.

It describes itself as a platform for brands to collaborate with influential social media characters in India.

Security researcher Anurag Sen had first discovered the database.

In 2017, a bug in Instagram led to the leak of personal details of more than 6 million celebrity users that included Taylor Swift and Kim Kardashian.

The stolen informated was later dumped into a database and reportedly sold for $10 per record via Bitcoins.  (Agency)

- Advertisement -

Yes Punjab - TOP STORIES

Punjab News

Sikh News

Transfers, Postings, Promotions

- Advertisement -spot_img

Stay Connected

20,323FansLike
113,485FollowersFollow

ENTERTAINMENT

National

GLOBAL

OPINION

Principles that define success – by DC Pathak

Many among the most successful businessmen of our times have written about their experience of what they passed through in reaching to the top...

Timely Delhi HC reminder to foreign arbitrals respect of sovereign bodies protecting domestic public policy – by Hiroo Advani

A sudden series of new developments in the Amazon & Future Group - Reliance acquisition dispute has paved the way for another set of...

American democracy in peril? – By Asad Mirza

It seems a paradox. But one of the oldest democracies of the world, the US which has the habit of preaching the world about...

SPORTS

Health & Fitness

Too much ‘giloy’ can do more harm than good: Study

Lucknow, Jan 16, 2022- When the first wave of Covid struck, know-it-all doctors and 'medical experts' claimed that 'giloy' was an immunity booster that would help fight the virus. Almost overnight, the sales of Giloy rocketed and people started taking it without any medical consultation. Now two years later, a study recently published in Hepatology Communications, the official journal of the...

Gadgets & Tech