A friend's instagram account apparently got hacked, and their username, email and password changed.

Has anyone experienced this before? According to Instagram, the old email account should have received an email about that name/email change, which didn't seem to happen.

I can't make sense of how they managed to hack that account. Any pointers appreciated!

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@fribbledom One possibility is that the email account was compromised, allowing the attacker to request a password reset and change the email address, then delete the related emails.

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