Your Instagram account has been hacked… now what?
Unfortunately, hackers can get into your Instagram account in less than 10 minutes if it is not secured properly.
A hacker will commonly do this in one of three ways:
- Getting ahold of your login information.
- Phishing. In short, hackers will send you a convincing email that has a link to a fake Instagram login page. If you click it and log in with your username and password, they get your information. Never click a link sent to you via email.
- Using third-party apps. Always revoke access to suspicious third-party apps. Never authorize an app that you do not trust to gain access to your personal information.
If you find yourself in a situation where you think your Instagram account has been hacked, it’s important to act quickly.
Follow these steps to help guide you to the recovery of your account.