Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Instagram account briefly hacked

Islamabad, Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Instagram account was briefly hacked on Monday by crypto scammers who shared a post praising Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk for his “donation” of three bitcoins, according to media reports. Arslan Khalid, Head of Social Media at PTI, told Dawn newspaper that the Instagram account of Pakistan’s Tehreek-e-Insaf has been recovered soon with the help of Meta – the parent company of Facebook and Instagram.

Khaled said that he personally monitored Khan’s account, where hackers shared a crypto-link with his 7.4 million followers.

Khaled said the hackers also shared a screenshot of a tweet from Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

Scammers often impersonate a billionaire to profit from his interest in cryptocurrency.

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

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

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The verified account thanked the head of PTI, the head of Space X, in the story posted by the hackers.

The same story was also shared as a now-deleted Instagram post.

The alleged tweet from Musk’s account cannot be found on his official handle.

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

Last week, the Twitter account of PTI General Secretary and former Federal Planning Minister, Asad Omar, was hacked. The account was recovered several hours later.

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