While no one is truly safe from hacking threats online, celebrities present ideal targets for threat actors: They’re well-connected, generally have the resources to pay extortion demands, and it’s their job to maintain visibility online.
Celebrity Instagram accounts are especially prized by cybercriminals. By taking advantage of the platform’s relatively lax security protocols, accounts are frequently compromised and leveraged into a variety of extortion and phishing scams.
On this week’s episode of What the Hack with Adam Levin, we talked to “Banshee” actress Ivana Milicevic, who lost access to her sizable Instagram following after a phishing attack.
Listen to the episode to hear how her account was compromised, the steps she took to get it back, and what she learned about protecting her identity online.
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