Hackers Hijack Famous Instagram Accounts and Demand Ransom in Bitcoin

  • Alex Dovbnya
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    Hackers seized an access to a Instagram accounts and threaten their owners to delete all the information in just 3 hours unless they get paid a amount of money in Bitcoin


Hackers Hijack Famous Instagram Accounts and Demand Ransom in Bitcoin

A new Motherboard report states that hackers would get unauthorized access to a slew of Instagram accounts and threaten their owners to delete all the information in just three hours unless they get paid a specific amount of money in Bitcoin. However, paying a ransom in cryptocurrency isn’t a surefire way to get your account back. According to Kevin Kreider, a fitness model from Los Angeles, his account with more than 100,000 followers was effectively deleted by hackers. Eventually, he managed to restore access to this account, but such attacks have already hit the mainstream, which means it’s not a stand-alone case.

Meanwhile, Instagram’s response to this issue remains lukewarm. Most of the time, they only provide what seems like automated answers while some victims still fail to regain control over their accounts.

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Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) covers all things crypto — from major projects, which are fighting tooth and nail to gain the upper hand in the burgeoning industry, to the latest regulatory trends around the world. When he happens to take a break from crypto, Alex delves into cognitive linguistics (metaphors can be fun too!).

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