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Former Pak PM Imran Khan's Instagram Account Hacked

Crypto-scammers used a post lauding Tesla Motors Founder Elon Musk for “donating” three bitcoins, in an attempt to phish the former premier chief of Pakistan

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

The Instagram account of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief was recovered soon with the help of Meta Platforms— Facebook and Instagram’s parent company, PTI social media head Arslan Khalid told The Dawn newspaper.

Khalid said he himself monitored Khan’s account where the hackers shared a cryptocurrency link with his 7.4 million followers.

Khalid said the hackers also shared a screenshot of a tweet from Tesla chief executive Elon Musk. 

The billionaire is often impersonated by scammers to cash in on his interest in cryptocurrencies. The former premier’s Instagram account shared a post lauding Tesla Motors Founder Elon Musk for “donating” three bitcoins.

Khan is not the only PTI member whose account was hacked this year, according to 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 few hours.



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