Instagram influencers had Found the Information about Themselves in the Indian Database
More than 50 thousand of Instagram influencers had found the information about themselves in the Indian database. An Indian company Chtrbox has placed phone numbers and mailing addresses of over 50 thousand Instagram influenced, who have some millions followers each, in open access.
The database in on the Amazon’s servers.
There are users biography, photos, the number of followers, geodata, mailing addresses and phone numbers in open access.
This information has published by the company from Mumbai Chtrbox, which pays to Instagram influenced for adding advertising content.
From each note the account value is being calculated.
It depends on the some factors as: the number of followers, involvement, coverage, likes and reposts.
This indicators Chtrbox has used to define how much the company can pay to Instagram user for the advertisement adding, tells TechCrunch.
TechCrunch has contacted with some people, whose personal data in open access.
The users have confirmed that their mailing addresses and phone numbers from the database were used for turning accounts on Instagram.
Wherein, they didn’t even relate to Chtrbox. After the journalist request to the Indian firm, Chtrbox has turned off the database.
Two years ago Instagram admitted, that the mistake of API interface let hackers to get mailing addresses and phone numbers of 6 millions Instagram accounts. Later, hacker sold data for bitcoins.
Facebook, which owns Instagram, was told that the stolen data are being explored. The company promises to publish updates soon.