Researchers at the cybersecurity firm Check Point have discovered a bug on Instagram that allows hackers to hack Instagram. A new research report from Checkpoint has revealed that the bug present in the Instagram app is being used by hackers to exploit users. The photo/video sha
ing app Instagram has more than 1 billion users worldwide. And the bug inside the app was discovered by Check Point just six months ago.
Earlier this year, Checkpoint researchers discovered a bug in the Instagram app that was helping hackers access users’ Instagram accounts, Checkpoint said in a statement.
The hacker sent only one photo to the user for the attack, which became a victim of hacking as soon as it was opened. When the photo was saved and opened on Instagram by the user, the hacker could easily access his Instagram message and photo.
The hacker could easily get all the private information of the user by controlling the device. After reaching the device, the hacker could know the location of the users. This means that the user himself would give the hacker all the access, which could provide information on the phone, including contacts, cameras, and location.
“We urge all Instagram users to use the latest Instagram app to ensure their own safety and to update if they are asking for an update,” Checkpoint said in a statement.