Shocking! Instagram HACKED! Researcher hacked into Instagram Server and Admin Panel
Swati Khandelwal writes:
Ever wonder how to hack Instagram or how to hack a facebook account? Well, someone just did it!
But, remember, even responsibly reporting a security vulnerability could end up in taking legal actions against you.
(Yeah, I’ve recently been reminded of that myself. :))
An independent security researcher claims he was threatened by Facebook after he responsibly revealed a series of security vulnerabilities and configuration flaws that allowed him to successfully gained access to sensitive data stored on Instagram servers, including:
- Source Code of Instagram website
- SSL Certificates and Private Keys for Instagram
- Keys used to sign authentication cookies
- Personal details of Instagram Users and Employees
- Email server credentials
- Keys for over a half-dozen critical other functions
Read more on The Hacker News.