According to Mashable, a number of people have reported having their Instagram accounts hacked this month, with many of these hacks appearing to have taken the same approach.
The report noted that users found themselves logged out of their accounts with their handle, profile image, contact info and bios all having been changed. When they tried to reset their passwords they discovered that their recovery email addresses had been set to .ru accounts. Some even had their two-factor authentication turned off by hackers.
Though Instagram, which has more than 1 billion users, says it hasn’t seen an uptick in hacks, a search of Twitter data suggests otherwise. Twitters users have directed approximately 798 tweets to Instagram’s official account with the word “hack” since the beginning of the month, compared with about 40 tweets during the same period in July.