1 day ago
Earlier today my Instagram account got taken over by hackers and deleted! I received a range of emails from the hackers trying to blackmail me, threatening that everthing would be permanently deleted and that the account would be sold to someone else. So far it doesn’t look like it, BUT if you have received anything from me within the last 12 hours, then please be aware that this has not been sent by me and do not open any links etc. from my account sent during this time-period.
It’s simply so hard for me to comprehend that there are people out there who really are trying to deliberately and unscrupulously take advantage of other people in the worst way. It’s very disturbing to see years of work suddenly disappear completely! Cyber-crime is real and please do not let this happen to you! I had never imagined that this would occur and I’m still having a hard time believing that someone actually would do something like this. I’m honestly not sure whether I had 2-factor authentication enabled (cannot remember at this point; so most likely not) and please use this as a stark reminder to set a strong password and make sure to have two-factor authentication enabled!
I’m super grateful to be back online again after only a few hours down and really appreciate all the support and advice from all the people on Facebook. Also; I’m grateful to IG for getting my account back online so quickly!
It’s never felt better to be back online guys!