My private Instagram account ZwergimBikini got hacked today.
Never reply to messages if somebody asks you for a favour by making a screenshot or following a link! Even if you know this person. Even if it's me.
And if a hack happens to you - please inform your contacts as best as you can to keep them safe.
I lost access to my whole Instagram account because the hacker instantly changed the password, email address and phone number. Not sure how he was able to do so, because I got emails from Instagram warning me about these changes... but the links to reverse them did not work. So my account which I used for many years is gone. I searched for a way to regain access for hours, but it seems like this method of hacking is bulletproof. Whoever did this already started to send messages to my friends to continue collecting accounts, but I was able to warn them in time. Not sure if this could be a bot, the conversations sound too "human" to me. But I am not sure.
Since this seems to be a really big problem at the moment for many people I started this topic to warn everybody. It's not limited to Instagram. So make sure you use different passwords for different websites. I thought this could never happen to me, but when messages come from friends and the text sounds convincing I guess everybody can make a mistake. So be aware of this method and please warn your friends when your account is hacked.
Update: He changed my old username to avoid reports.
If you want to help me please report https://www.instagram.com/__zwerglmbiikini/