Researchers found that the hacked Instagram accounts had sexual images, different profile biography, image and name, and new photos uploaded.Photos tell people to visit the link in a person's profile which is a shortened URL to a website.Gamble, who was said to have an autistic spectrum disorder, will be sentenced by Mr Justice Haddon-Cave.

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The prosecution has asked for a serious crime prevention order and the confiscation of Gamble's computers and i Phone.

Hackers are infiltrating Instagram accounts and altering profiles to contain pornographic imagery that links to adult websites, security firm Symantec has found.

Between June 2015 and February 2016, he targeted high-profile figures such as then-CIA chief John Brennan and FBI deputy director Mark Giuliano from his family home on a Leicestershire housing estate.

Rather than hacking their accounts, he impersonated his victims and conned call centres at communications giants Comcast and Verizon into divulging confidential information.

But in my study, I also found personal data is accessible too.” Grindr was sold to a Chinese company called the Kunlun Group earlier this year, for a reported $250 million.

There have been concerns over the purchase, due to the country’s history of spying on American citizens.

The attackers change the Instagram account's passwords.

Symantec notes that accounts remain in the same state even after months, indicating that owners may have created new accounts since.

Links in the profile link to a site controlled by the scammer.