The Instagram account of Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Imran Khan was briefly hacked on Monday by crypto scammers who shared a publish lauding Tesla Motors Founder Elon Musk for “donating” three bitcoins, in accordance with media tales.
The Instagram account of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief was recovered shortly with the help of Meta – Fb and Instagram’s father or mom agency, PTI social media head Arslan Khalid suggested the Dawn newspaper.
Arslan Khalid talked about he himself monitored Imran Khan’s account the place the hackers shared a cryptocurrency hyperlink collectively together with his 7.4 million followers.
Arslan Khalid talked about the hackers moreover shared a screenshot of a tweet from Tesla chief authorities Elon Musk.
The billionaire is often impersonated by scammers to cash in on his curiosity in cryptocurrencies.
The earlier premier’s Instagram account shared a publish lauding Tesla Motors Founder Elon Musk for “donating” three bitcoins.
Imran Khan’s Instagram profile moreover shared a story with a screenshot of Musk’s tweet about profitable USD 100,000.
The PTI chairman’s verified account thanked the Home X boss throughout the story posted by the hackers.
The equivalent story was moreover posted as an Instagram publish which has now been deleted.
The alleged tweet from Elon Musk’s account couldn’t be found on his official cope with.
Khan won’t be the one PTI member whose account was hacked this 12 months, in accordance with Pakistan Observer newspaper.
Ultimate week, the Twitter account of PTI Secretary Regular and former Federal Planning Minister, Asad Umar, was hacked. The account was recovered after various hours.
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