• Chethan Machaknur

235 mn TikTok, Instagram and YouTube users' data breached


A massive data breach has exposed data of millions of social media users recently. The breach exposed information of users on TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube. The data leak saw users’ personal profiles up for grabs on the Dark Web.


According to a security research team at Comparitech, 235 mn users on Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok had their data breached. The profiles were taken from the pages of social media platforms that were publicly viewable.


Forbes quoted from the report – “The data was spread across several datasets; the most significant being two coming in at just under 100 mn each and containing profile records apparently scraped from Instagram. The third-largest was a dataset of some 42 mn TikTok users, followed by just under 4 mn YouTube user profiles.”

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