Instagram hit with `miracle fruit diet` spam

Photo sharing app Instagram was reportedly hit with `miracle fruit diet` spam when users` accounts were hacked and photos of fruits were posted.

Updated: Jul 02, 2013, 15:26 PM IST

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.

ANI