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Social Media Account Hijacking Jumps 1,000% in Last 12 Months: Report

Hijacking of social media accounts has reached epidemic proportions in the last 12 months, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center.

The non-profit which provides assistance to the victims of identity theft revealed in its 2022 Consumer Impact Report that social media takeovers have increase 1,000% during the period.

In a survey of consumers, the ITRC found that 85% had their Instagram accounts compromised, while 25% had their Facebook account hijacked.


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