Washington: Photo sharing app Instagram was reportedly hit with 'miracle fruit diet' spam when users' accounts were hacked and photos of fruits were posted.
According to the Fox News, the spam hit the service in the weekend and along with the food photos a link to a fake BBC page was also posted promoting ' miracle fruit diet'.
One of the photo descriptions read, 'I saw it on Dr Oz's show! Link is in my bio #lovemyfollowers #health', which was clicked on more than 35,000 times.
Instagram spokesperson said that the users experienced problem when unwanted photos were posted from their accounts adding that Instagram's security and spam team quickly took actions to secure the accounts involved, and the posted photos were being deleted.
It is unclear if he attack on Twitter with a similar 'miracle diet' is linked to attacks on Instagram.
First Published: Tuesday, July 02, 2013, 17:10