‘This took a few hours to make’: Instagram scam offers users gift, then steals their account via linked website


The latest scam on Instagram involves a message that comes with a personalised link directing users to a separate website. — AFP

SINGAPORE: Some Instagram users have received messages supposedly from their followers that promise gifts that they can redeem by keying in their password in a separate login page that looks deceptively like an Instagram page.

But simply tapping on these links appears to be enough for hackers to gain access to users’ accounts – even without entering one’s password.

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