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Australian surfer Blaze Angel Robert’s Instagram is hijacked by hackers who shared porn on account

Australian surfer’s Instagram is hijacked by hackers who sent sexually explicit images to her 40,000 followers

  • Blaze Roberts from Sydney received email she believed to be from Instagram 
  • After clicking on the link, the 18-year-old’s email and account was hijacked
  • The hackers then posted explicit images to her massive 40,000 following
  • She attempted to regain access to her account but was unable to succeed 

A famous surfer has had her Instagram account seized by hackers who flooded her feed with explicit images. 

Blaze Angel Roberts, 18, from Sydney, was sent an email, which she believed was from Instagram, asking if she wished to verify her account. 

After clicking on the link, her email and account were hijacked by stealthy hackers who locked her out before sharing pornographic images to her followers. 

Blaze Angel Roberts from Sydney was sent an email she believed to be from the popular social media site to verify her account which boasts 40,000 followers

After clicking on the link, the 18-year-old's email and account was hijacked by stealthy hackers who locked her out and shared pornographic images to her followers

After clicking on the link, the 18-year-old’s email and account was hijacked by stealthy hackers who locked her out and shared pornographic images to her followers 

The Instagram influencer, who has more than 40,000 followers, was eventually able to regain access to her email and was horrified to see the x-rated images in her sent box. 

Under Instagram’s policy, in order to prove your identity, the owner of the account must send a photo of themselves with a code they were provided.

Ms Roberts was following the instructions but had noticed the hackers, a bearded man and a blonde woman, were also doing the same thing. 

She believes the hackers are from Turkey as the emails she was receiving were in Turkish. 

‘I kept messaging Instagram with screenshots and photos to try and send them the proof and they kept saying they didn’t have enough proof and they didn’t know what I was talking about,’ she told A Current Affair. 

Ms Roberts closely monitored her old account for three weeks as she watched the hackers repeatedly change the username and continue positing explicit photos.

She created a new account and was able to claim her old username which is currently sitting at 5,023 followers.

‘NEW ACCOUNT SINCE I WAS HACKED AT 40 000 FOLLOWERS,’ her new biography read. 

'NEW ACCOUNT SINCE I WAS HACKED AT 40 000 FOLLOWERS,' her new biography read

‘NEW ACCOUNT SINCE I WAS HACKED AT 40 000 FOLLOWERS,’ her new biography read

Despite starting fresh, Ms Roberts is unsure of what other information the hackers may have access to

Despite starting fresh, Ms Roberts is unsure of what other information the hackers may have access to

Despite starting fresh, Ms Roberts is unsure of what other information the hackers may have access to.   

‘I don’t know if I’ve ever sent my address to a friend, I don’t know if I’ve ever sent my bank details to someone I know. So, the fact that they have access to that information is terrifying,’ she said. 

‘Whether you have 100 followers or you have 100,000, this is scary to anyone.

‘As an adult this is definitely scary to me, so I couldn’t imagine a child going through this.’

It is recommended Instagram users turn on two-factor authentication for additional account security. 

Technology expert Trevor Long said three main reasons why popular social media users are targeted by hackers include them asking for a ransom to get the account back, to scam followers, or to send follower to other sites.

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