David Stier, a data scientist and business consultant, earlier this year discovered an issue with Instagram’s website in which source code for some user profiles contained private contact information not made available on public-facing pages, reports CNET.

Citing archived versions of Instagram profiles dating back to October 2018, Stier believes thousands of accounts were impacted by the flaw, including pages belonging to private individuals, minors and businesses. The researcher informed Instagram of the problem in February and the company issued a patch in March.

Källa: Instagram website source code exposed private information of thousands