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  1. Selibish's Avatar
    I often face the fact my Instagram accounts are hacked. What could be the reason? And how do I find out who is doing this? How to protect accounts or there is no 100% way?
    06-16-2021 11:07 AM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I often face the fact my Instagram accounts are hacked. What could be the reason? And how do I find out who is doing this? How to protect accounts or there is no 100% way?
    Please contact Instagram Support. They would be the best source of information regarding this matter. Thanks.

    https://help.instagram.com
    06-16-2021 11:27 AM
  3. Ed7789's Avatar
    I would suggest you enable two-factor authentication on your Instagram account, and make sure you use unique strong passwords everywhere.
    https://help.instagram.com/566810106808145

    And practice proper password hygiene, which is simply put: long, random and unique passwords for each service and device, two factor authentication everywhere, never reuse passwords. And use a password manager
    iCloud Keychain is a good starting point if you use only Apple devices. There are others as well such as 1Password, KeePass, etc.
    Annie_M and circatee like this.
    06-16-2021 11:36 AM
  4. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    How do you know your Instagram account was hacked?
    Lee_Bo likes this.
    06-16-2021 01:28 PM
  5. Selibish's Avatar
    I knew that you could even order a hacking service, but I didn't think it could be that easy. I have turned all available protection methods. Hope this helps to protect my account better.
    06-23-2021 02:55 AM
  6. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I knew that you could even order a hacking service, but I didn't think it could be that easy. I have turned all available protection methods. Hope this helps to protect my account better.
    I don't have Instagram. But I see many on Facebook who claim to have been hacked. But that's not the case. It's copycats, who take whatever personal info one shows publicly, and creates a copy of an account. In those cases, there's nothing one can do, except ignore it and warn friends not to friend the copycat. Changing the password does nothing.
    06-23-2021 11:29 PM
  7. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    I don't have Instagram. But I see many on Facebook who claim to have been hacked. But that's not the case. It's copycats, who take whatever personal info one shows publicly, and creates a copy of an account. In those cases, there's nothing one can do, except ignore it and warn friends not to friend the copycat. Changing the password does nothing.
    You can also report the account as fake.
    Annie_M likes this.
    08-13-2021 09:12 AM
  8. Ed7789's Avatar
    I don't even know why accounts are hacked and who orders such services. Is this ordered in order to sell such accounts later?
    Welcome to iMore. I have no idea why this happens, but I do know that it’s wrong… stealing always is!
    It’s sometimes just to make money like you have hypothesized @Serugert ;.

    I recently listened to this podcast episode about one such case… https://overcast.fm/+PMNd2EI5o
    08-13-2021 11:41 AM
  9. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    You can also report the account as fake.
    Facebook got to where they don't do anything about it, when you report it.
    08-14-2021 08:57 PM
  10. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I don't even know why accounts are hacked and who orders such services. Is this ordered in order to sell such accounts later?
    Actual hacks are rare. Most of the time it's a copycat. The best thing to do on Facebook, is don't make anything public. The less they see, the better.
    08-14-2021 09:01 PM
  11. Selibish's Avatar
    I hope this is the right advices. I will try.
    I even found forum where hackers offer such services.
    Last edited by Selibish; 08-23-2021 at 06:51 AM.
    08-17-2021 03:47 AM

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