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Thousands of Instagram passwords exposed by third-party service

Jan 31, 2020 21:36 IST

According to a report by American online publisher TechCrunch, thousands of passwords to Instagram accounts were exposed by Social Captain, a social media boosting startup that claims to help its users gain followers on the platform. The report says usernames and passwords were discovered in unencrypted plaintext, with security researches being able to scrape together information belonging to thousands of user accounts. Both Instagram and Social Captain have said that they're investigating the matter and working to fix the issue.

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