Instagram giveaways have been pretty popular. However, I’ve recently noticed a scam related to these giveaways, aiming at both those who give products away and those who hope to get them. It looks like a phishing scam, and in this article, I’ll tell more about it and how to avoid it.
An LA man who pretended to be an Apple employee accessed 4,700 iCloud accounts and stole 620,000 photos. Along with his co-conspirators, he would search for nudes which he would then share with them. There were reportedly more than 300 victims, most of them being young women.
There’s a new phishing scam going around, targeting Adobe users, according to a report from TechRadar. It involves sending an email from the “Adobe Cloud” service informing them that they have files available to download. Only you don’t. “Adobe Cloud” isn’t a real thing. And nor is the email or the website it sends you to.
By all accounts, the email appears to look completely genuine on first glance, complete with real looking URLs. But they say that the next stage of the attack prompts you to “Access Your Secured Document”, which then presents you with a login page for Microsoft Office 365, Google or their email account. And if you fill in your details, well… you know what happens next.
I believe most of us use Instagram, either for personal or business purposes. Therefore, I want to warn you that there seems to be a new phishing scam going around on Instagram at the moment. By sending fake copyright notices, hackers are trying to get your account details and hack your account.