Hacking is becoming very easy to do. Instagram hacking is no different and has become easier than ever. People get hacked for different reasons, which includes stealing their strong followings and impersonation.
People get hacked daily, and recovering a hacked account could get a bit tricky.
When you get hacked, the first thing you notice is that you would be able unable to log into your account. Here is some Instagram’s advice for when you find your account is hacked.
- Check your email account for a message from Instagram: Instagram is most likely to send some instructions to follow to recover your account
- Get a security code sent to your email address or phone number: When you confirm that your login isn’t working, you’ll be sent a code to your email address or phone number depending on your preference
- Report the account then provide identity verification documents: Request that your login isn’t working, and follow the instructions that would be given to you
When any of this is done, Instagram will then reach out automatically to that address asking for identity verification. It will commonly ask for a photo of you holding a piece of paper with a code they provide (this is to cross-check with the selfies or other photos on the account), and the email address/phone number and device type that you used to sign up.
For businesses, different information may be requested. Of course, you should make sure you send an email from an official company address if you can – this is much better than a shared Gmail account or similar.
Here Are The Reasons Your Instagram Might Get Hacked
- Weak passwords
- Phishing: the process of sending a link to a user, once that link is clicked, they gain access to your account
How to secure your account
- Use a secure, un-guessable, unique password, and change it regularly
- Turn on two-factor authentication
- Revoke access to third-party apps you don’t use
- Be careful of other hacking vectors, particularly email