Instagram hack targets celebrities

News has surfaced that a serious vulnerability has been discovered within social media giant Instagram which has revealed a number of stars phone numbers and email addresses to cyber-attackers.

 

Commenting on the news is Dean Ferrando, Systems Engineering Manager (EMEA) at Tripwire, who said:

 

The more individuals allow access to their data through social media, like Instagram, the more avenues there are for attackers to try. It’s good to remember that social media sites view people merely as a source of income. They are only concerned with the security of your data to the extent that the law requires. This is why it is critical for users to take responsibility of their own security. Password reuse and enabling two-factor authentication should be mandatory for every user of social media and can help reduce the risk of attack.

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Commenting on the news is Dean Ferrando, Systems Engineering Manager (EMEA) at Tripwire, who said:

 

The more individuals allow access to their data through social media, like Instagram, the more avenues there are for attackers to try. It’s good to remember that social media sites view people merely as a source of income. They are only concerned with the security of your data to the extent that the law requires. This is why it is critical for users to take responsibility of their own security. Password reuse and enabling two-factor authentication should be mandatory for every user of social media and can help reduce the risk of attack.