The security team at Instagram have just released a new feature that makes it easier for you to reclaim your account if somebody hacks info and steals your account. Instagram account hacking is big business, and many people have paid considerable ransoms to regain their identity.
You can read their full post HERE, but the following are the main points:
To support accounts that are experiencing access issues or may have been hacked, we created Instagram.com/hacked – a new, comprehensive destination people can rely on to report and resolve account access issues.
If you’re unable to log in to your account, enter Instagram.com/hacked on your mobile phone or desktop browser. Next, you will be able to select if you think you’ve been hacked, forgot your password, lost access to two-factor authentication or if your account has been disabled. From there, you will be able to follow a series of steps to help regain access to your account. If you have multiple accounts associated with your information, you will be able to choose which account needs support.
We know losing access to your Instagram account can be stressful, so we want to ensure people have multiple options to get their accounts back if they lose access.
Earlier this year we started testing a way for people to ask their friends to confirm their identity in order to help regain access to their account, and this option is now available to everyone on Instagram. If you find yourself locked out of your account, you will be able to choose two of your Instagram friends to verify your identity and get back into your account.
So, there you have it. If your account gets hacked, go to https://www.instagram.com/hacked/ and follow the instructions.
All the best,
Incognito Privacy Care Team