August 15, 2022
Pakistan’s Imran Khan’s Instagram account hacked for a while

Pakistan's Imran Khan's Instagram account hacked for a while

The former premier’s Instagram account shared a post praising Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk. (file)


Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Instagram account was briefly hacked on Monday by crypto scammers, who shared a post asking Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk to “donate” three bitcoins, according to media reports. Was.

The Instagram account of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief was recovered soon after with the help of Meta – the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, PTI’s social media head Arslan Khalid told Dawn newspaper.

Arslan Khalid said that he himself supervised the account of Imran Khan, where hackers shared a cryptocurrency link with his 7.4 million followers.

Arslan Khalid said the hackers also shared a screenshot of a tweet by Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

Billionaires are often impersonated by scammers to capitalize on their interest in cryptocurrencies.

The former prime minister’s Instagram account shared a post praising Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk for “donating” three bitcoins.

Imran Khan’s Instagram profile also shared a story with a screenshot of Musk’s tweet about winning USD 100,000.

The verified account of the PTI chairman thanked the SpaceX boss in a story posted by the hackers.

The same story was also posted as an Instagram post which has now been deleted.

The alleged tweet from Elon Musk’s account could not be found on his official handle.

According to Pakistan Observer newspaper, Khan is not the only PTI member whose account was hacked this year.

Last week, the Twitter account of PTI general secretary and former federal planning minister Asad Umar was hacked. The account was recovered after several hours.

(Except for the title, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

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