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6 million instagram account hacked


The security of the Instagram is no more longer. Instagram has been attacked by a Hacker. There are more than 700 million accounts on Instagram of which Hacker says that the hackers say they have information for at least 6 million users, though passwords have supposedly not been exposed. Cyber experts are saying that it's a huge case of data staling through the social media. Hackers are saying that the whole information of profile including big stars and celebrities (salena gomez is also a victim of this attack) are available on the website name Doxagram for just $10 only. Even Instagram can not say which account is affected or not. On this unknown cyber attack Instagram co-founder and chief technical officer Mike Krieger said in a blog post, “We encourage people to be vigilant about the security of their account and exercise caution if they encounter any suspicious activity such as unrecognized incoming calls, texts and emails. The safety and security of our community are important to us, and we are very sorry this happened". Every user at risk not only regular user, even average or below average user of Instagram are on risk. The hackers, claiming that they are Russian and they are calling themselves "Doxagram". Hackers are  advertising the account details on online forums with links to the dark web, and also claiming "it is only $10 (price of 2 cups of coffee) for celebrity contact info". The another statement out is - We quickly fixed the bug, and have been working with law enforcement on the matter
Mike Krieger, Instagram.







So guys be aware about this and report the things that looks suspicious. We are here to give you some tips which through you can protect yourself and you can also get to know that you are victim or not? Read all the tips carefully and keep yourself calm. 

7 Most simple ways to Secure Your Instagram Account

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  • Do Not follow Unknown and Fake Identities. 

On Instagram people love to follow each other. People have different attitude when they have so many or large numbers of follower. Sometimes people make some mistakes in the greed of increasing the number of follower and they regularly follow some unknown identities whom they do not even know. Those unknown identities may harm your account or you too. So stay away from those people whom you do not know.  Please un-follow the persons whom you do not know. 

  • Log Out Your Account always.
We do not log out our accounts just because we again need to log in whenever we need to visit our account. It is seriously very important to log out your account after the using. Hackers love to target those first who are already logged in. Hackers Target them because it's little bit easy to access and hack the account which is already logged in.

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  • Choose Strong Password
Password is like a key of your account. It's very to access your account if someone get your key. So be careful while choosing the password. Instagram self provides a pattern in which your password should be it is something like this - Use a combination of at least six numbers, letters and punctuation marks (like ! and &). It should be different from other passwords you use elsewhere on the internet. Never ever share your password with anyone even your personals also

  • Turn On 2 factor authentication.






It is best feature offer by Instagram to improve their security factor but people are not aware about this one. Two factor authentication is - "Two-factor authentication is a security feature. When two-factor authentication is on, every time you log into Instagram from an unknown device you'll be asked to enter an SMS security code or backup code in addition to your username and password." 

Guide to set the Two Factor authentication >>> 
  1. Go to your profile and tap  (iOS) or  (Android) in the top-right corner
  2. Scroll down and tap Two-Factor Authentication
  3. Tap Require Security Code to move to the on position
  4. If your account doesn't have a confirmed phone number, you'll be asked to enter a phone number. After entering the phone number, tap Next.
  5. A code will be sent to you. Enter that code and tap Next.
  • Connect your gmail address to Instagram account.
It is a best and very simple way to get secure. Through this you can keep your eye on your account easily. Gmail will notify you whenever the account will open in new device. So you can easily secure your account from threat and unknown login attempts.

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  • Never check the box name "Remember me".
This will let you login at once every time you just need to enter the username and password only once.  when logging in from a public computer, as this will keep you logged in even after you close the browser window.

  • Do not authorize the third party app easily. It may harm you.
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So guys this is all about how you can secure your account easily. Read all the points carefully and if you get any problem let us know. You can comment your problems in the comment box given below or you can drop us a mail on arcreationsweb@gmail.com



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