“Hack alert. My account is hacked."
Bollywood actress Tabu is the latest Indian star to have fallen victim to a cyber-attack on social media.
The actress’ Instagram account has been hacked and the news was confirmed by Tabu herself.
Tabu also warned her fans not to click on any suspicious links posted on her Instagram account.
In fact, suspicions rose when fans suspected distrustful activity on the star’s account. The post in question was a promotional post.
Almost instantly, Tabu got the doubtful post removed from her Instagram account.
Despite her account being compromised, she managed to post a message of caution for her fans. Taking to her Instagram stories, she wrote:
“Hack alert. My account is hacked. Please do not click on any link from my account.”
Tabu is not the only Bollywood star to have fallen prey to this form of cybercrime.
Recently, actress Esha Deol revealed that her account was hacked and later resorted. She wrote:
“GOT MY INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT imeshadeol BACK! Just wanted to update you all that my Instagram Account has been restored.
“I take this opportunity to thank the support team at Instagram especially Sudhanshu who was extremely prompt and quick to take necessary actions.”
She continued to provide advice on how to protect your online accounts from being hacked. She explained:
“Please be vigilant about anyone hacking your account, specifically don’t click on any links without verification ever!
“Apologies for any inconvenience caused. Thank you to my followers for standing by me.”
In December 2020, filmmaker Farah Khan revealed that her Twitter account was hacked. She said:
“My Twitter account has been hacked as of last evening. Please do not click or reply if you get any messages from it as it may be used to hack into your account too.”
Not only that but actress Sushmita Sen’s daughter, Renee’s Instagram account was also hacked.
Taking to her own Instagram account, Sushmita Sen uploaded a screenshot of the account with the caption:
“Please note, my daughter Renee’s #instagram Account has been Hacked by some idiot who doesn’t realise yet, that Renee is happy to begin anew!!
“I feel bad for the guy!! Keeping you all posted!!! #solareclipse #randomchaos #newbeginnings I love you guys!!”
Indian actress and politician Urmila Matondkar and celebrity interior designer, Sussanne Khan’s Instagram accounts were also compromised.