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Former Pakistan PM Imran Khan’s Instagram account briefly hacked

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Press Trust of India

The Instagram account of Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Imran Khan was briefly hacked on Monday by crypto scammers who additionally shared a submit from his account.

Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Imran Khan. (File picture/AP)

The Instagram account of Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Imran Khan was briefly hacked on Monday by crypto scammers who shared a submit lauding Tesla Motors Founder Elon Musk for “donating” three bitcoins, in response to media studies.

The Instagram account of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief was recovered quickly with the assistance of Meta Facebook and Instagram’s father or mother firm, PTI social media head Arslan Khalid informed the Dawn newspaper.

Khalid stated he himself monitored Khan’s account the place the hackers shared a cryptocurrency hyperlink along with his 7.4 million followers.

Khalid stated the hackers additionally shared a screenshot of a tweet from Tesla chief government Elon Musk.

The billionaire is commonly impersonated by scammers to money in on his curiosity in cryptocurrencies.

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The former premier’s Instagram account shared a submit lauding Tesla Motors Founder Elon Musk for “donating” three bitcoins.

Khan’s Instagram profile additionally shared a narrative with a screenshot of Musk’s tweet about profitable USD 100,000.

The PTI chairman’s verified account thanked the Space X boss within the story posted by the hackers.

The identical story was additionally posted as an Instagram submit which has now been deleted.

The alleged tweet from Musk’s account couldn’t be discovered on his official deal with.

Khan will not be the one PTI member whose account was hacked this yr, in response to the Pakistan Observer newspaper.

Last week, the Twitter account of PTI Secretary General and former Federal Planning Minister, Asad Umar, was hacked. The account was recovered after a number of hours.

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