Web scraping is an automated task that copies data and information from web pages in bulk. Photo: Reuters Web scraping is an automated task that copies data and information from web pages in bulk. Photo: Reuters
Web scraping is an automated task that copies data and information from web pages in bulk. Photo: Reuters

Nearly 235 million social media profiles from Instagram, TikTok and YouTube exposed in data leak

  • A database including email addresses and phone numbers of Instagram, TikTok and YouTube users was left exposed on the web, according to a report
  • Hong Kong-registered Social Data says it only uses publicly available data, but web scraping is strictly against most social media platforms’ terms of use

Topic |   Cybersecurity
Web scraping is an automated task that copies data and information from web pages in bulk. Photo: Reuters Web scraping is an automated task that copies data and information from web pages in bulk. Photo: Reuters
Web scraping is an automated task that copies data and information from web pages in bulk. Photo: Reuters
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