PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Instagram is investigating a hack that’s reportedly locking hundreds of users out of their accounts.READ MORE: Philadelphia Commerce Director Michael Rashid Resigns After He Reportedly Made Anti-Semitic Remarks, Verbally Abused His Staff
Users say their handles, passwords, profile photos and emails were changed, preventing them from logging in.
In some cases, the new email addresses had a Russian “.ru” domain.READ MORE: Triple Shooting In Kensington Leaves 2 Men Dead, Another Injured, Philadelphia Police Say
Instagram says the hacks came from multiple locations, not just Russia. The social media company is shutting off access to compromised accounts.
Instagram is urging users to stregthen their passwords and to turn on two-factor authentication and create stronger passwords.MORE NEWS: CBS3 Pet Project: Most Popular Pet Names In 2021
It also recommends not giving suspicious third-party apps access to Instagram accounts.