The latest viral Instagram DM hack is for the “Gross List”. It reads, ““u/n, This person added your pics to The Really Gross List. Everyone keeps voting for you. You’re almost at the very top. This is Horrible. You can view who added you, you might know him. He’s the only one who can take you off. I voted you down but it’s too late, you are going viral” with another message that says “Look” but with no link attached.” Thousands of people have been emailing us asking us how to fix it or how to get removed.
Understand that this list does not actually exist. It is a phishing account that was attempting to get people to click a link so they would then have to sign back into Instagram. The account would then steal their password and try to use it elsewhere. The latest hack forgot to add the link and is a mistake. This means there is no Gross List and you do not have to worry about getting voted on or going to the top and being viral.