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BBC Minute: On a bizarre Instagram hack

Hundreds of users say their profile photos have been replaced with stills from films
Instagram users are reporting a mysterious hack. Hundreds of people say their profile photos have been replaced by stills from films. Their account names have also been changed and they can't log in.

BBC Minute takes a closer look at what's going on.

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Hollywood hack strikes Instagram accounts

Various film stills have replaced the hacked account profile photos (Despicable Me 3, Anger Management, Pirates of the Caribbean, Dumber and Dumber To, Wreck-It Ralph, Shrek 2)
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Various film stills have replaced the hacked account profile photos (Despicable Me 3, Anger Management, Pirates of the Caribbean, Dumber and Dumber To, Wreck-It Ralph, Shrek 2)

A number of Instagram users have taken to social media to report a mysterious hack in which their profile photos are replaced by random stills from films.

Their account names have also been changed and they are unable to log in.

Their registered email addresses have also been been altered to accounts originating from the Russian email provider mail.ru.

Instagram said it tries to provide a safe and secure experience for its community.

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How Instagram is influencing hotel design

If a picture wasn’t uploaded, did it even happen? That’s the feeling amongst many today – especially millennials – and it’s something businesses are increasingly taking note of.

This is perhaps no more so the case than in the tourism and hotel industry. Some hotels are so conscious of it, they are making deliberate choices in design to look good on Instagram.

How Instagram is influencing hotel design