Instagram Wants To Make Recovery Of Hacked Account Easier
It’s almost becoming a norm now with the rate at which hackers are taking over Instagram celebrityâ€™s account and it’s been also very difficult when you want to recover such accounts. However, Instagram want to make it easier to recover.
Instagram is testing a new feature that will make it easier for you to sign in and reclaim your account if it has been hacked.
Today, Instagramâ€™s rolling out a test that will ask users to enter the email address or phone number linked to their account, or the ones they used when they initially signed up for the platform.
InstagramÂ will then send a six-digit code thatâ€™ll allow them to regain access. If a hacker has control over their email and phone number, too, an Instagram spokesperson tellÂ motherboardÂ that, â€œWhen you re-gain access to your account, we will take additional measures to ensure a hacker cannot use codes sent to your email address [or] phone number to access your account from a different device.â€
This same process would protect people whose usernames were changed. In that same vein, Instagram says another feature thatâ€™s already available on Android will â€œensure your username is safe for a period of time after any account changes, meaning it canâ€™t be claimed by someone else if you lose access to your account.â€ This feature is coming to iOS now.
Instagram Influencers are usually the target, hackers will hold the accounts hostage and demand for a ransom to be paid with bitcoin before it will be released. Itâ€™s similar to a case of kidnapping.