A new Instagram phishing campaign is threatening users with account suspension because of a “copyright infringement”. A poorly worded email informs you that content in your account “will violate our copyright laws”. Users are asked to fill out a fake “Copyright Objection Form” within 24 hours. The form requires they enter their Instagram username and password, which are then captured and sent to the attackers. Don’t fall for this trick! Without following any links in the message, go to your account settings in Instagram and check there for a notice. More details on this phishing attack, including pictures of the messages, and what to do if you have already fallen for the ruse, are available at Bleeping Computer, at this address: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/instagram-phishing-attack-baits-with-copyright-infringement-note/
Be careful out there on social media!