Hackers Target Instagram, Users Blame Russia

    Date15 Aug 2018
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
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    Posted ByBrittany Day
    The Facebook-owned photo-sharing application Instagram has reportedly fallen victim to an attack, which appears to have originated in Russia, according to news from The Sun. Both Mashable and Reddit have reported a surge in the use of the word "hack" in tweets related to Instagram accounts. Additionally, Google Trends shows that a significant jump in searches for "Instagram hacked" occurred 7-11 August. A tweet storm continues to thrash on Twitter, resulting in a social media meltdown that's revealing widespread user frustrations over the lack of response from Instagram.
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