Instagram

YouTube

Why People Are Eating Chalk on Instagram

There are tens of thousands of "ASMR" chalk-eating videos on Instagram.
Caroline Haskins
12.10.18
Instagram

The Socialist Memelords Radicalizing Instagram

Meet the people behind the accounts challenging capitalist rhetoric on Instagram.
Sofia Barrett-Ibarria
11.27.18
cybersecurity

How to Tell if Your Account Has Been Hacked

How to check if your Gmail, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other accounts have been hacked.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.16.18
Cheetah Poaching

Traffickers Are Using Instagram and YouTube as Black Markets for Live Cheetahs

A new report identified more than 900 advertisements for poached cheetahs on social media.
Sarah Emerson
10.23.18
Instagram

Hackers Are Selling Botnets and Stolen ‘Fortnite’ Accounts Over Instagram

As hacking and gaming communities continue to intersect, some hackers are selling access to botnets and likely stolen Fortnite, Spotify, and other online accounts on Instagram.
Joseph Cox
10.1.18
Instagram

Hackers Are Holding High Profile Instagram Accounts Hostage

Hackers have hijacked the accounts of at least four high profile Instagrammers recently, locking them out and demanding a bitcoin ransom. But Instagram is silent.
Joseph Cox
9.28.18
Facebook

WhatsApp and Instagram Founders Don’t Deserve Points for Leaving Facebook

By selling their companies to Facebook, Brian Acton and Kevin Systrom perpetuated the worst parts of capitalism.
Jason Koebler
9.26.18
pay up

Scammers Threaten to Review Bomb a Travel Company Unless it Pays Ransom

Twitter bots, fake reviews, and Instagram comments are the tools of a black hat SEO extortion attempt.
Joseph Cox
8.28.18
Port Out Scam

Admin of Forum Where Users Trade Stolen Instagrams: Hacking Is ‘Not Our Problem’

Members of a forum where people trade stolen Instagram and other social media accounts react to Motherboard’s investigation.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.19.18
LOCK DOWN

Instagram Working on Stronger 2FA That Won't Use Your Phone Number

Some Instagram users are at particular risk of sim hijacking, where a hacker takes control of their phone number and uses that to break into accounts. Now, Instagram is pushing towards app-based authentication, which should make the hackers' job harder.
Joseph Cox
7.18.18
Port Out Scam

The SIM Hijackers

Meet the hackers who flip seized Instagram handles and cryptocurrency in a shady, buzzing underground market for stolen accounts and usernames. Their victims' weakness? Phone numbers.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.17.18
Port Out Scam

How to Protect Yourself From SIM Swapping Hacks

Here’s a guide on how to prevent and protect yourself against the threat of hackers taking over your phone number and going after your online accounts.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.17.18
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