Imran Khan, a former prime minister of Pakistan and current chairman of one of the largest political parties in the country, has confirmed that his Instagram account was compromised and hackers used it to promote a cryptocurrency giveaway scam.
Imran Khan, a former Pakistani prime minister and current chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), one of the largest political parties in the country, reportedly confirmed that his Instagram account was hacked Monday.
He told Dawn publication that his account was soon recovered with the help of Meta, owner of Facebook and Instagram. He explained that he himself monitors the account, which has 7.4 million followers, noting that the hackers posted a cryptocurrency link and a screenshot of a tweet from Tesla CEO Elon Musk to the account.
The cryptocurrency link posted on the politician’s account leads to a crypto giveaway site featuring Musk and his company Spacex. Scammers claim to be giving away bitcoin (BTC), ether (ETH), dogecoin (DOGE), and litecoin (LTC).
Cryptocurrency giveaway scams are very common on popular social media platforms, including Youtube and Twitter. Many of them feature famous people and companies, such as Musk, Tesla, Spacex, Apple, Tim cook, Steve Wozniak, Warren Buffett, and Bill Gates. They sometimes feature executives of crypto companies, including Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong.
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