Attackers exploiting the Instagram verification program to steal user’s data

If you receive an email about becoming verified on Instagram, be careful, it may well be a scam

Attackers take advantage of Instagram’s highly sought-after verification program to harvest user credentials.

Victims typically receive phishing emails from an “ig-badges” email account

Upon clicking on the link, victims are redirected to a malicious website

The website asks for a person’s name, phone number, email, and Instagram password, telling victims they will be contacted after 48 hours once everything is entered.