Instagram accounts of 16 million influencers in India have fake followers

Influencer promoting on Instagram is believed to achieve $2 billion by the end of this year. India is among the highest 3 countries within the world with the most range of fake Instagram accounts. This list is topped by the U.S.A. with 49 million of such accounts, followed by Brazil with 27 million accounts, and after that India with a large amount of 16 million of fake Instagram accounts. The reported 16 million accounts of Indian Instagram influencers apparently by artificial means boost vanity metrics that marketers typically use when selecting influencers, as well as followers and engagement.

Instagram flaw could’ve let hackers break into your account.

A security research worker uncovered a bug in Instagram’s account recovery process that could’ve been exploited to hack people’s accounts. Researcher Laxman Muthiyah found the bug whereas investigating how the social media app allows you to regain access to your account in the event that you’ve forgotten your parole. To prove your identity, Instagram can send a six-digit random code to your smartphone via SMS message. You’ll then be asked to input […]