EDITION: US | UK | Canada
Thecapitalpost.com - Breaking, International, Business, Sports, Entertainment, Technology and Video NewsThecapitalpost.com - Breaking, International, Business, Sports, Entertainment, Technology and Video News
Sign In|Sign Up
 
 
Bridging The Gap
Instagram hack: Celebrity contact details revealed.
  Thursday 31 August, 2017
Instagram hack: Celebrity contact details revealed.

Instagram has revealed a flaw in its systems revealed "a number of" stars' phone numbers and email addresses to cyber-attackers.

The Facebook-owned social network has emailed verified members, usually prominent figures, to let them know.

It said it believed "one or more" attackers had targeted high-profile stars to get their contact information.

Instagram said passwords had not been stolen but warned users to watch for suspicious activity on their accounts.

However, it did not say which accounts had been affected.

The security breach was made possible due to a bug in the company's own software.

Its application programming interface (API) was at fault, it said - but added that the bug had since been fixed.

The company warned its verified users to "be extra vigilant" about unexpected phone calls, texts, and emails.

Instagram has about 700 million users worldwide, some 375 million of which use it once a day.

Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-41104449

Bookmark and Share
 
Post Your Comments:
Name :
*
City / State:
*
Email address:
*
Type your comments:
*
Enter Security Code:   


 Latest News »
 
  Trump praises Sen. Luther Stra...
  Trump says he's made a decisio...
  President Trump pays tribute t...
  Trump to spend weekend at Camp...
  Trump: Hurricane Harvey recove...
  Hurricane Irma forms in Atlant...
  Texas has 53,488 bridges. Here...
  Here are the worst hurricanes ...
  Cautioning against 'hasty' pul...
  Trump's alienation of Congress...
  President Trump defends Charlo...
  President Trump plans to decla...
  Trump agenda still in limbo as...
  Denying 'chaos' at the White H...
  Trump says GOP senators 'look ...
  Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif disqu...
  Trump attacks Attorney General...
  Trump isn't changing, and that...
  Trump calls Donald Trump Jr's ...
  Here's the Putin-connected Rus...
 

Current Conditions:
Clear

<
Current Conditions:
Clear

Forecast:
Sat - Mostly Sunny. High: 88Low: 63
Sun - Mostly Sunny. High: 88Low: 67
Mon - Partly Cloudy. High: 87Low: 69
Tue - Mostly Cloudy. High: 81Low: 69
Wed - Partly Cloudy. High: 84Low: 72

Full Forecast at Yahoo! Weather



Washington, DC

  2010 The Capital Post. All rights reserved.