New phishing attack steals your Instagram backup codes to bypass 2FA

A recent phishing attempt posesing as a “copyright infringement” email aims to obtain Instagram users’ backup codes so that hackers can disable the two-factor verification set up on the account.

As a security measure, two-factor authentication asks users to provide an extra form of identification when they log into their accounts. Typically, hardware security keys, codes from an authentication app, or one-time passcodes sent via SMS text message are used for this verification.

By requiring access to your email or mobile device for the threat actor to gain access to your protected account, 2FA helps safeguard your accounts in the event that your credentials read more New phishing attack steals your Instagram backup codes to bypass 2FA.

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