Instagram Squashed a Bug That Revealed Some Users’ Email Addresses and Phone Numbers

No passwords were compromised and no other Instagram activity was revealed

Instagram said it is working with law enforcement after fixing a bug
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Instagram co-founder and chief technology officer Mike Krieger detailed a since-fixed bug in a blog post late last week.

According to Krieger, the bug enabled its creators to access “a low percentage” of Instagram users’ email addresses and phone numbers, even when that information was not publicly available.

Krieger stressed that no passwords were compromised and no other Instagram activity was revealed to the bug’s creators, writing, “We quickly fixed the bug and have been working with law enforcement on the matter. Although we cannot determine which specific accounts may have been impacted, we believe it was a low percentage of Instagram accounts.”

He also reminded users to “be vigilant” about the security of their accounts and report any suspicious activity, such as unrecognized incoming calls, texts or emails.