San Francisco, August 21
At least 235 million customers
of Instagram, China-based TikTok and Google-owned YouTube have been hit by a large knowledge leak and their private profiles had been up for grabs on the Dark Web.
“The data was spread across several datasets and the most significant being two coming in at just under 100 million each and containing profile records apparently scraped from Instagram,” reviews Forbes, quoting the safety researchers. The third-largest was a dataset of some 42 million TikTok customers, adopted by almost four million YouTube person profiles. — IANS