‘Nasty’ Instagram scam steals login info

A fresh Instagram phishing scam created the rounds over the weekend, according a media reports.

The “Nasty List” scam begins with a personal message from one of your followers, saying they noticed your name on a “nasty list.” after you click the link to the Instagram account, the profile includes a link to the purported list.

The link takes you to a page that looks like an official Instagram login page, however it’s a front for scammers to steal your login info. The victims report that the hackers then log in to their Instagram accounts and send the “Nasty List” phishing messages to their followers.

to a page that looks like an official Instagram login page, however it’s a front for scammers to steal your login info. The victims report that the hackers then log in to their Instagram accounts and send the “Nasty List” phishing messages to their followers.

The best recommendation is to ignore the personal messages, however if you clicked and entered your login info, you should change your password. Here’s how:

Go to your Profile page tap the menu button select Settings select Privacy and Security select password.

You might also consider using Instagram’s Two-Factor Authentication for additional security.
If you have been locked out of your account, you can report it to Instagram.