More than 12,000 prominent social media influencers from YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, and the gaming platform Twitch were exposed last month by a data breach at a marketing firm that pairs online stars with top brands seeking product reviews and endorsements, according to researchers at the security firm UpGuard. Many of the online stars have massive followings and are known for offering beauty tips, primarily on Instagram, or video game reviews and commentary on YouTube. The breach, which was tied last month to the influencer marketing firm Octoly, exposed not only the stars’ true identities, but their street addresses, apartment numbers, phone numbers, email addresses, and more.

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