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Instagram users’ account information at risk, password leaked

Social Captain, a service that increases followers of users on the social media platform Instagram, has leaked the usernames and passwords of thousands of users to hackers. If you have also taken the call of Social Captain to increase the followers of your account, then be careful because it may happen that now you too can become a victim of hackers.

One of TechCrunch Report It has been told that Social Captain has Instagram The account password was stored in insecure plaintext. A loophole included in the website allows anyone to enter the profile of any Social Captain user without login details.

A security researcher alerted TechCrunch that a vulnerability in Social Captain’s website has exposed a spreadsheet of accounts of approximately 10,000 users to hackers. 70 of these accounts belong to premium users of the social media booting platform. On this, the Social Captain has said that the company has corrected this flaw.

This Instagram has said that Social Captain has violated the company’s terms of service by improperly storing users’ log-in information. Apart from this, Instagram has also said that the company is investigating it and appropriate action will be taken on it.

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Earlier in May 2019, Instagram itself was caught in the case of database leak. In May 2019, the personal data of crores of celebrities and bloggers was exposed in the form of a large database. This database included personal data of 4 crore 90 lakh people.


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