With over 125 million followers, Selena Gomez has good reason to be worried about Instagram hackers. The former Disney Channel star is the most followed celebrity on the social media platform — and following a recent breach in security, she is preparing for more private photos to leak.
After nude photos of Justin Bieber were posted on her personal page by the hackers earlier this week, Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, reached out to Selena to warn her about the cyber attack. According to The Sun, the tech company confirmed that the hackers were able to access stars’ email addresses and phone numbers as result of a bug in their system.
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“Many of the biggest celebrities in the world will be very concerned about this,” a source told the U.K. publication. “Many use Instagram for chatting privately and swapping pics with friends. A lot will be hastily deleting things to stop anything embarrassing getting out in the hope that it’s not too late.”
While Selena has been warned to change her password, she is quickly bracing herself for the release of more private photos. The hackers who just targeted her account shared nude photos from her ex Justin’s 2015 vacation in Bora Bora, captioning the images, “LOOK AT THIS N—A LIL SHRIMPY.” However, they were quickly taken down by Selena’s team.
The “Hands to Myself” singer has been very open about her love/hate relationship with social media. She has even admitted to deleting the app from her phone and not knowing the password to her own account.
“As soon as I became the most followed person on Instagram, I sort of freaked out,” Selena told Vogue. “It had become so consuming to me. It’s what I woke up to and went to sleep to. I was an addict, and it felt like I was seeing things I didn’t want to see, like it was putting things in my head that I didn’t want to care about. I always end up feeling like s–t when I look at Instagram. Which is why I’m kind of under the radar, ghosting it a bit.”