Zari Hassan, Singer and Socialite, Has Instagram Account Hacked with Bitcoin Random Demanded
Zari Hassan is a famous singer in Uganda, and her fame extends to her Instagram profile, which presently has around 4.2 million followers. As good as some passwords are, her account was hacked, during which time the hackers decided to delete all of her Instagram posts, demanding $4,000 in Bitcoin to have the content put back on the account.
As of 1:25pm MST on August 6th, there is no content on the Instagram account at all. However, the hacker left the following message in place of the user’s bio: “You are hacked. You have refused our request so we going to post every porn.” They put their wallet ID to send funds, and added, “$4000 and get back your account.”
So far, no pornographic content has been posted to the celebrity’s account. However, according to reports on Trustnodes.com, there has not been any transaction made with the Bitcoin address, so it does not look like Hassan has paid the ransom.
Hassan fell victim to this hack when she was busy with her daughter, celebrating her birthday. Presently, the identity of the hacker(s) has not been made known, but it seems that they also got to her Facebook account, which has already been spammed with pornographic images. However, she made a post to warn her followers and fans, saying:
“My pages have been hacked please ignore anything being posted on them.”
Presently, no pornographic materials are on either social media profile. However, this problem seems to still be evolving, so users will have to wait and see when Hassan is given access to her content again.