The latest in the global cyber-war that erupted in March 2017 when Snapchat, the popular photo-sharing app, announced it was ending its “secret” feature that lets users see and delete images.
Now, the FBI and other agencies are saying that they have found evidence that the hack, which allowed attackers to access a vast trove of personal information of hundreds of millions of people, is being used by criminals.
In a joint statement, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National Security Agency said that a “cyber-criminal” group known as the APT28 group has used the hack to access the account of a former Instagram chief and other Instagram accounts belonging to other top Instagram executives.
The APT27 group, which has previously targeted high-profile US companies, is thought to have targeted accounts of prominent US political figures, including Donald Trump, the Democratic Party nominee for president.
“We continue to pursue these threats,” the FBI said in the statement.
“But it is not clear whether the APTs’ recent activity indicates they are currently actively planning future attacks against US interests.”
The FBI said that it is investigating a number of possible APTs, including the APTB group, the APTD group and the APTS group, that the agency has identified in recent weeks.
The FBI said it has not identified any of the groups involved in the Snapchat hack.
“We are focused on stopping the spread of malware on social media platforms, including Snapchat, to protect the interests of our nation and our citizens,” the statement said.
Last week, the agency released a list of more than 1,200 people it said were associated with the APTI group.
The list included executives at social media giant Instagram, as well as some US politicians, including Trump.
Earlier this month, Instagram launched an investigation into the APTT group, after a report from Motherboard, an investigative news site, said the group has been using a Snapchat hack to steal personal information.
On Monday, the group released a video titled “Our Secret Snapchat,” which it posted to YouTube, showing an unidentified employee of Instagram working to create a new Snapchat account.
In the video, the employee said that his account had been hacked, and said that the hackers were using the Snapchat app to steal the information of the account.
In a statement to Reuters, Instagram said it would be releasing a public service announcement that details a series of steps it has taken to stop this type of attack.
“It is important to note that all information is stored securely and that any user of Instagram is protected,” the company said.
“To protect our users from identity theft, Instagram has implemented additional security measures to protect their information and prevent it from being accessed by attackers.”
The video was removed from Instagram’s YouTube channel, but the video still contains a video of the employee working on the account in question.
Meanwhile, the Instagram account of Donald Trump has also been compromised by hackers.
Trump tweeted on Monday that he has seen evidence that some of the accounts associated with his account are being used to steal information.
He said that if the accounts were compromised, it would affect all of Instagram’s user base, as it would make the company less attractive to hackers.
The APT group and APTS have also been linked to other attacks in 2017.
Earlier this year, the Associated Press reported that the APTA group had targeted Instagram accounts of the US House of Representatives and the Senate.
According to the AP, the attackers were able to gain access to account information of some 300 members of Congress and more than 10,000 members of the House.
The attackers then posted the data on a website called “Democracy Now!”