Actress Tisca Chopra said on Sunday that her official Instagram account has been hacked.
Although her account was compromised, Chopra managed to share a warning message to her followers.
“You guys must know how much I love interacting with you .. I like to share my life, work and fun stuff with you .. Unfortunately my account was hacked, many of my posts were deleted and my account was messed up .. with cyber crime cell st. A beautiful glimpse on Instagram assures me that it will be handled very quickly .. and with drastic consequences for hackers, “she wrote.
Chopra told her followers “don’t click on any links or DMs” from her account.
“It’s safe to comment on posts and like them. Have a great #Sunday,” she added.
Earlier this year, actor Isha Deol and veteran singer Asha Bhosle also fell victim to hacking
Here’s how to keep an Instagram account safe and secure:
- Get two-factor authentication
- Make sure your phone number and email address are up to date – check if the email and phone numbers associated with your device are turned on. Even if your information has been modified by a hacker, you can retrieve your account using these steps.
- Instagram will never send you a DM – In recent months malicious accounts have been DMing people in an attempt to gain access to critical information such as account passwords. They may let you know that your account is in danger of being suspended or that your photos have been shared on social media. Scams are common in these mails and they violate our rules. Instagram will never send you a direct message (DM).
- Report content and accounts you find suspicious
- Enable Login Request – Whenever you enable two-factor authentication on Instagram, a device or browser that we don’t recognize if someone tries to log in to your account. These instructions will tell you which device tried to log in and where it is. From your previously logged devices, you can immediately approve or deny the request.