Esha Gupta is quite
popular on social media and is known to raise mercury levels with her
scintillating posts. However, recently, the actress’ Instagram account got
According to Bombay Times, a few days ago, one of Esha Gupta’s friends messaged her, “Hey babe, sad to know you lost your phone. Here’s my number.” The message left Esha shocked as she had neither sent it to her friend nor asked for his contact details.
On probing further, Esha
discovered that her Instagram account had been hacked. Not just that; it was
also used to send out messages to her actor and filmmaker friends, asking for
their contact details.
Talking to the leading daily, Esha said, “It was absurd of my friend to message me his number out of the blue. When I told him that I had not lost my phone, he told me that he had received a message from my Instagram account, asking for his number, which he found weird since I never use that platform for such communication. I then realised that there’s a problem and to my horror, what I suspected came true. Someone had used my account to send messages to all my contacts, asking for their numbers. It was scary because who knows what their purpose was.”
Esha has now fired the
agency which was handling her social media accounts. Talking about the same,
she said, “Filing a police complaint and following it up is too time-consuming
and the process is also lengthy. I didn’t want to escalate the matter so much.
Also, I had shared the password to my social media accounts only with the
agency handling them. Since it’s not an obvious, easy password, I strongly
suspect that someone from their end is behind this. That is the reason I have
terminated my contract with them. Now, my accounts are in my control and if
need be, I might hire someone to handle it for me; at least that way, if
something happens, I know who’s accountable.
The actress further added, “Thankfully, my account was not used to send out nasty messages or lewd pictures to anyone. Otherwise, I would have been embarrassed and it would have created a lot of trouble.”
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