The Instagram Really Nasty List is a scam where hackers use someone’s Instagram account to send messages to their followers.
Do Not Click On The Link In @the_nasty_list_33’s Profile
The link in the profile of The Nasty List’s accounts leads to a fake Instagram login page. If you have already clicked on the link and entered your password, change your Instagram and Facebook passwords immediately.
As the tweet above explains, the link leads to a fake login page that hackers are using to get your password. Once they get your password, hackers send DMs to all your followers claiming that they too were spotted on “The Nasty List.”
Send Yourself A Password Reset Email
According to Instagram, if you think your account has been hacked, send yourself a password reset email, change your password and revoke access to any suspicious third-party apps. You should also turn on two-factor authentication for increased security.
If you only clicked on the link that led to The Nasty List’s Instagram page but didn’t click the actual link in the profile your account should be safe. You cannot get hacked by clicking on someone’s profile. I would still change my password and turn on two-factor authentication to be safe.
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Jason John is based in Maryland and covers Empire BBK’s News and Entertainment. He was previously a producer for the mobile site, helping to present Empire BBK’s news report to readers. More