A leaked database has compromised the personal information of more than 49 million Instagram users, including celebrities and “influencers.”
The information was found on an unsecured database hosted on an Amazon cloud server and includes public-facing information from Instagram accounts as well as personal details, including email addresses and phone numbers. Techcrunch, the website that initially broke the story, traced the database back to Chtrbox, a social media marketing firm based in Mumbai.
The database appears to have been initially compiled to determine relative costs and overall influence of each Instagram account.
The chief executive of Chtrbox declined to comment on the story.
See the initial Techcrunch news article here.