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235 Million Instagram, TikTok And YouTube User Profiles Exposed in Massive Data Leak

August 25, 2020

From the Forbes website

The security research team at Comparitech today (August 19, 2020) disclosed how an unsecured database left almost 235 million Instagram, TikTok and YouTube user profiles exposed online in what can only be described as a massive data leak.

Recently there has been a spate of reports concerning account data appearing on dark web cybercrime forums. From the dark web audit suggesting there are currently 15 billion stolen logins from 100,000 breachesout there, to the hacker giving away 386 million stolen records for free. Not all of this data will have been hacked, at least not in the usual sense of the word: some, as was likely the case in the Utah Gun Exchange incident, will have been exposed by an unsecured database.

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