Protect Your Instagram Account from Hackers

KTLA talked to a woman who says she woke up one day to realize her Instagram account had been hacked!


Linda says when her Instagram account was hacked, she felt like it was an invasion of her privacy and fought to get it back. She emailed back and forth with Instagram for nearly two weeks. Finally, she got a message from the social media app with a way to restore her account and take back her name.

Hustlers, here’s some advice from Linda on how to fight back if something similar happens to you.

You will be asked to send in a picture of yourself holding a special code, which proves it is your account.

Next, activate the Two Factor Authentication, which will send you a text message with a special code that you must enter to allow the login to proceed.

Here’s how you turn it on:

Open Instagram on your phone.

Tap the little icon for your profile, then tap the three lines in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.

From here, click the gear icon for “Settings”

Scroll down until you find “Two Factor Authentication” and tap it.

Toggle on the switch next to “Require Security Code.”

You’ll get a special text to your phone with a code. Enter it to confirm your actions and then from now on, if anyone tries to log into your account, you’ll get a special text message code. If it’s not entered, the login won’t proceed.

Have you ever been hacked on social media? I’d love to hear your story! Sound off in the comments section.

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