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Six million Instagram accounts hacked
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Posted on: September 5th 2017
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An Instagram hack originally believed to target only celebrities' accounts has also accessed millions of users’ private data, ESET South Africa said on Tuesday. 

Originally believed to have focused solely on gaining access to A-lister accounts, it was recently revealed that almost six million Instagram accounts might have also had private information stolen.

This comes just days after singer Selena Gomez's account appeared to be one of the first celebrity accounts to have been compromised. 

Gomez had her Instagram account hacked and nude pictures of her ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber posted to users. 

Another alleged victim of the hack was the official account for the President of the United States of America, which is run by the White House social media team.

Following this, Instagram's Chief Technology Officer and co-founder Mike Krieger, explained that a bug had been discovered on the social media platform "that could be used to access some people’s email address and phone number even if they were not public".

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