Symantec: How Instagram reports had been hacked & modified to market adult spam that is dating

Symantec: How Instagram reports had been hacked & modified to market adult spam that is dating

Earlier in the day this present year, we reported an influx of fake Instagram pages luring users to adult online dating sites. Throughout the last month or two, we now have seen Instagram reports being hacked and used to market adult spam that is dating.

Figure 1. Instagram account password changed by scammers

Our findings follow a previous report on Twitter records being hacked to publish links to adult relationship and intercourse personals, which bears some similarities to the campaign that is new. (more…)