I got back into the account for now. Keep checking this post in case I get hacked again. I will keep updating.
Dropping a quick line to say my IG account emilia_to_nuno has been hacked on May 18th.
Some of you have already emailed me asking if I have developed a sudden interest in crypto…which is totally hilarious. But no. I have been hacked.
I’m presently trying to recover my account but if you could do me a favor please follow the steps below:
- Screenshot my account and share in stories that I’ve been hacked WITHOUT tagging me (for example use @/emilia_to_nuno).
- Warn people not to engage with whoever has taken over my account on DMs.
- Report account as impersonating someone else.
- Contact Instagram directly. Since Meta support is unresponsive, I have been advised to directly engage with Instagram via emails, tags, smoke signals, message pigeons. Hopefully this will be picked up by larger outlets and something will be done, as mentioned in this article from Consumer Reports.
I feel very much violated by the loss of privacy as well as trust between my followers and me. The hackers are sharing my posts and messaging people trying to sound convincing but it is not me.
Hopefully the situation is resolved smoothly and soon. If not…I’ll take it as a sign but still there will always be people who think that’s actually me, which breaks my heart. Having your identity stolen and your privacy violated in such a manner is maddening and even more so when you feel like you have no control over the outcome.
If you want to reach out to me on IG I set up a backup account ironically called emilia_to_nuno_.
Sorry for the inconvenience and thanks for your help.