August 12, 2022
Former Pakistan PM Imran Khan’s Instagram account hacked, linked to fake Elon Musk crypto account

The official Instagram account of former Pakistan Prime Minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) President Imran Khan was allegedly hacked on Monday. The hacker shared a promotional tweet about cryptocurrencies from his Instagram account. The link to the fake crypto account of Tesla CEO Elon Musk was also linked to his handle. Imran Khan currently has over 7.4 million followers.

The former PM of Pakistan is yet to issue an official response. His party members and followers are advising not to interact with any unusual post.

Back in December, the Twitter handle of the Pakistan Embassy in Serbia posted a message on non-payment of salaries to government officials.

Pakistan government officials claimed that the account was hacked.

Last year, Instagram introduced the Security Check feature for Instagram accounts that have been hacked in the past. This feature aims to make user accounts more secure, and guides users through the steps they need to take to keep their accounts secure.

As part of the Security Check feature, users whose accounts have been compromised in the past receive a prompt at login asking them to run a Security Check, taking the necessary steps to secure their accounts. The social media platform also offers other ways through which users can keep their accounts secure.

One of the recommended ways to secure an account is to enable two-factor authentication. Instagram mentions that users from certain countries will be able to secure their Instagram account using their WhatsApp account. Users can also activate two-factor authentication using their phone number or through an authentication app such as Duo Mobile or Google Authenticator. social media platform Detailed Its two-factor authentication on its support page.


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