Facebook users of social networks Instagram are the target of a series of attacks by hackers who determine their profile, with a sharp acceleration since late July, according to Cybersecurity specialist Kaspersky Labs.
In a statement released on Thursday, the Russian company said that via its means of protection with which the users of mailboxes were equipped, from 31 July a strong acceleration of attempts to " phishing ", or phishing, their number increased from 150 to almost 600 per day.
Usually, users are abused by an email that appears to be coming from Instagram and asks them to renew their password: they provide the information they need to access their account on a page that contains the social network copies.
" Due to the popularity and some users who have exceeded billion dollars, Instagram has always attracted many fraudsters.As soon as a criminal has hacked access to an account, he has access to the personal data and correspondence of the user ", adds Kaspersky Labs.
On his blog, the social network announced on Tuesday that it was made aware that " some people had difficulty access to their account ", and assured " investigate this problem . "
Instagram also reminded its users that If you receive an e-mail from us stating that your e-mail address has changed and you have not yet started it, click on the + reversal of this change + link and change your password "
The company also remembers the need to choose a complex password, combining numbers, letters and punctuation and double authentication is used to prevent third-party control.  " Our current system of d With one-time identification, users can secure their account via SMS, but we are working on the development of yet another dual identification feature ", added the social network.