Cybercrime has become a usual activity in contemporary time. More are the internet users more is the risk of hacking and it is everywhere. Account hacking is a common activity on internet platforms that are used for financial transactions but interacting platforms are not even spared. The example is social media account hacking as you hear that someone’s Instagram account has been hacked. There was a news last week that a realty star BBNaija Nina’s Instagram account has been hacked and hackers are demanding N800k. The hackers have threatened to release her sacred photos if ransom is not paid.
Reasons for Instagram hacking
From above, one thing is clear why social media accounts are hacked and what was the motive behind Instagram hack of BBNaija Nina. It is apparently clear that money is main motive behind hacking of Instagram or any other social media account and this is same as hacking of bank accounts or account dealing in financial transactions.
Instagram hacking is done for business accounts and those of renowned personalities with a motive to harm users and to demand ransom from them to keep them unharmed. This makes one more thing clear that if you are a not a big personality, risk of your Instagram account is lower, but it is not eliminated. The hacker may have some other motive. The hacker may be your girlfriend or boyfriend who wants to tarnish your image or some of your enemies may be trying to take revenge.
What you conclude from above discussion that Instagram hacking may be from any motive, monetary or non-monetary, and anyone can be a target of hackers. If you can hack someone’s account, your account can also be hacked by someone else. This is a major trouble with maintaining an account on a leading social media platform and to become a frequent user of this account.