Popular TV and Bollywood actress Himani Shivpuri hit the headlines as she turned out to be the latest celebrity to fall prey to social media hacking. The actress enjoys a massive fan following on social media and she often shares entertaining content with her fans.
In a recent interview, Himani Shivpuri revealed how she was targeted by a hacker. She revealed, “I was so upset for one day because it is not only the reels but wherever I travelled, whatever I did was documented on Instagram. I don’t know who hacked my account and changed it into a crypto account. The person started deleting all my posts and I didn’t even realise.” ALSO READ | Happu Ki Ultan Paltan Star Himani Shivpuri Tests Positive For Coronavirus; Requests All Who Got In Touch With Her To Get Tested
She continued, “Since I’m not so tech-savvy, they (known ones) asked me to go to activities and when I checked it – I had more than 2 thousand posts which started getting deleted. They receded from 700 to 500 and recently it came down to 580, which triggered me. And then the posts came down to 87. Suddenly, it got down to zero posts. That person removed my display picture and had put a blank display picture, then whoever hacked my accounts had put my picture on display.”
For the unversed, Himani is a popular personality in the world of Television and she has been a part of many shows like Hasratein, Ghar Ek Sapna, Ajab Gajab Ghar Jamai, and many more.
During her interaction with News18, Himani also revealed how she got texts from random accounts with display pictures of an Instagram logo and she handed over her phone number and mail id, thinking that Instagram contacted her.
She further added, “All the time, Instagram has been sending me text messages – that there is a lot of activity in your account. I told them everything – that my posts have been deleted and my mail id has also been changed and I don’t know how someone got into my account. I made a fool of myself, and I’m telling this guy (hacker), thinking that Instagram is asking me all my details, as the account had his display picture as Instagram’s logo.
“I told him that somebody has hacked my account and he is deleting my posts – and I told him my phone number and correct email address because of which he got the hang of all of my social media accounts. And I had so many followers on my social media accounts. I had 3 accounts, I deleted one of my accounts and I’m fearfully starting with my new social media handle slowly,” added Himani. ALSO READ | After Recovering From COVID-19, Veteran Actor Himani Shivpuri Resumes Happu Ki Ultan Pultan Shoot; Shares Pic From The Sets
Himani wasn’t the first actor to have fallen prey to hacking. Hackers use the social media accounts of celebs and showbiz personalities and take advantage of their innocent fans, asking them for money.
Many celebs have previously faced the hacking issue and it seems to continue.
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