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No, your Instagram account wasn't hacked earlier today

Everyone calm down.
Billy Steele
12.02.15 in Internet

A host of Instagram users were logged out of the app earlier today, causing varying degrees of panic that their accounts had been hacked. Fret not! It turns out that no one was hacked, but rather a bug was the culprit. Users reported being logged out of the app with the error message that their password had been changed. Yes, cue panic. Instagram says that the app "experienced a bug" that triggered the action and inaccurate error notification. If you were affected by the glitch, you should be able to log back in, but it make take a bit longer than usual to do so. Instagram also confirmed that no passwords were actually changed as a result of the hiccup. Whew.

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