Instagram hackers are selling user emails and phone numbers

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SAN FRANCISCO (CNNMoney) —

Instagram alerted verified users earlier this week about a security flaw that could give hackers access to their personal information. It told the users that it had fixed the issue.

But it appears the bug was exploited before Instagram’s fix, and affected more than the most high-profile accounts.

On Friday, Instagram CTO Mike Krieger published a blog post alerting all users to the security flaw.

“Although we cannot determine which specific accounts may have been impacted, we believe it was a low percentage of Instagram accounts. We want to reiterate that no passwords were exposed in this issue,” the company said in a statement.

A spokesperson told CNN Tech they are aware individuals are trying to sell the information, and the company is working with law enforcement.

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