So on Sunday 22nd of May, my personal Instagram account was hacked. I have no idea why it was hacked but they uploaded a video of me… claiming I turned 2k into 20k… like 1)… Why would I advertise that? Its just asking to get robbed and 2) I wish I had 2k to invest randomly… Surely a fortune like that is best kept as a secret?
I then received an email advising my Instagram email was changed… as I went to secure my account, the hackers changed my Instagram username slightly. So I was stuck.
I then received a call on WhatsApp from a foreign number… I ignored this call. I then received messages on WhatsApp. It was the hacker or hackers. At this point it might have been a ton of them. They advised my account was blocked and offered to assist me in getting it back. At this point, I had already followed steps to verify my identity with @Instagram so advised them of this.
They claimed Insta wouldn’t be able to recover the account… at 3am on the 23rd I got my account back. Phew crisis averted.
In the time it took Insta to respond I received an email purporting to be from Insta… 1) it was in my junk mail and 2) the English was terrible. I contacted those who had liked the post to advise them of the hack. These hackers also accepted over 500+ follow requests! I had to remove everyone. But all is well in my life now. I’ve had a bloody eventful week from Graduating 🎓 to being hacked!

UPDATE: They rehacked me, so I decided maybe this is a sign to let go. At the moment I don’t have a personal Instagram now but it’s kind of OK.

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Sumera Farman

Sumera Farman

Sumera believed she was born to be a journalist however she has since discovered she was born to write. Whether that was articles, poetry or creative writing. She graduated from the Open University with an Open Degree with English Modules. It was during her final year that her passion for writing was reignited and now she is Born to Write

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Sumera is currently studying for a MA in Professional Creative Writing. Her life motto is ‘You don’t truly fail until you stop trying.’

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