Private data (including rates) of 49M Instagram influencers leaked due to agency’s malpractice

Last night, TechCrunch reported that a massive database containing info of over 49 million Instagram influencers, celebrities, and brand accounts found in the open. Security researcher Anurag Sen found the growing database hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS) without a password. As per the report, the data contained influencers’ Instagram handles, bios, verification status, location, email, and phone number. TechCrunch noted that the database belonged to ChtrBox, an Indian agency that pays influencers to post. The database also had calculation of how much an account is worth paying based on the number of followers and the likes they get on…

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