Through this scam, hackers were allowed to attack Instagram accounts with a simple e-mailBut let's see how this is done in practice.
As Naked Security experts said, some Instagram users received emails claiming that their account would be blocked within 24 hours due to copyright infringement. This email also contained an active one link, that was called Copyright Objection Form. This assumes that users would be able to avoid blocking their account if they clicked on it.
The bad news is that many users fell into the trap of such a plausible message and clicked on that link. Clicking on it, a fake Instagram account opened. His address ended with the domain name ".cf" and not the usual ".com".
The user was then asked to confirm their date of birth, email address and password of. Then they were redirected to his real account. Unfortunately, at this point hackers have already earned what they need.
According to experts, Instagram users are urged to be very careful with the emails they receive and always use two-factor authentication. This makes access to the account very difficult, even if the password is stolen.