Tech Desk, Tech for FTCP, New Delhi
Updated Fri, 21 Aug 2020 05:50 PM IST
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What is included in the leaked data?
According to the information received, the data of 100 million Instagram users has been leaked, which contains complete information about the profile of users. At the same time, the data of 42 million Tittock users has been leaked, while the personal information of 4 million YouTube users is in danger. The leaked data includes information like profile name, full real name, profile photo, account description, account engagement, number of followers, followers growth rate, audience age, location, likes.
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Where can these data be used?
These leaked information is nothing short of your treasure key for hackers and scammers. Using these information, hackers can hunt you, blackmail you. Apart from this, your name and profile can also be misused.
How was the data leaked?
So far, the exact information about the source of this big data leak has not been found, but at first glance, the reason for this leak is being told the Unsure database. Unsure databases have become the biggest cause of data leaks nowadays. Reports of UPI data leaks were revealed in India a few days ago. The UPI data leak was also caused by the Unsecure database. On August 1, a researcher from Compertech had informed about the data leaks of Instagram, YouTube and Ticketlock users.