TechCrunch reports more than 49 million Instagram accounts belonging to influencers, celebrities and brands were breached due to an open database owned by Mumbai-based social media firm Chtrbox. The data scraping mostly involved account features and details, such as profile pictures, biographies and number of followers, but user email addresses and phone numbers were exposed, as well. “We’re looking into the issue to understand if the data described — including email and phone numbers — was from Instagram or from other sources,” Facebook, which owns Instagram, said in a statement. “We’re also inquiring with Chtrbox to understand where this data came from and how it became publicly available.”
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