Michael Bublé’s Instagram suffers cock-up

Michael Bublé's Instagram suffers cock-up

Quality* British tabloid The Sun reports:

Michael Bublé’s Instagram account uploaded a snap of someone’s balls in a series of bizzare posts.

Despite fans alerting the star to the alleged hack, the photographs remained live for half an hour.

One showed a woman performing a sex act on a man, with the caption: “Thank you Michael, very cool” and a link to a video.

Another showed an orangutan on a bike chasing after a little girl. The monkey’s face was covered with a human cut-out.

* Not really.

Apparently everything was mopped up within half an hour of some of the Canadian crooner’s 2.1 million followers spotting the decidedly non-middle-of-the-road content.

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Quite what’s happened here isn’t clear, and I have no interest in thinking more about Michael Bublé at the best of times. However, possibilities include that the singer’s management team suffered a phishing attack, or were using a poorly-chosen or reused password.

In August 2018, after a spate of high profile hacks of accounts, Instagram strengthened its account security by allowing users to enable third-party 2FA apps.

But I imagine a lot of accounts still don’t have the feature… umm… turned on.

Graham Cluley is an award-winning keynote speaker who has given presentations around the world about cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. A veteran of the computer security industry since the early 1990s, he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows, makes regular media appearances, and is the co-host of the popular "Smashing Security" podcast. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Threads, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

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