Millions of Instagram influencers and personalities have been exposed to email addresses and phone numbers.
They were stored in an unprotected online database and contained the records of some of Instagram’s most famous users.
The website said the database had over 49 million records of celebrities, bloggers, and more.
The database is reportedly created by a firm named Chtrbox from India. TechCruch said the database was retired shortly after it had been assigned to Chtrbox.
It contains information as the number of followers and their location was used to determine the value of each Instagram account and how much it could cost an ad or sponsored post to these influencers.
Instagram says he has communicated with Chtrbox to find out where these data came from and how they have been publicly available.