Monday, September 14, 2015

Mia Khalifa's Instagram Account Hacked

Mia Khalifa, a Lebanese pornstar that I respect a lot, claimed that her Instagram account was hijacked or hacked by some members who posted Islamic content on her profile. By examining the evidence that was found online, it would be fair to say that her Instagram account got really hacked or hijacked. All being said, it would be worth mentioning that Mia Khalifa caused a lot of controversy in Lebanon, received death threats from ISIS and she was disowned completely by her family members.

On 14 September 2015, Mia Khalifa made this tweet to Instagram:
Apparently, Mia Khalifa's twitter account got hacked and its not a joke. Her username on Instagram was miakhalifa1, hackers changed it to miakhalifa_by_v.p_:

They've also linked her old username miakhalifa1 to another account:

One can easily understand her frustration, her account has 2.2 million followers, that's something; and she has the right for that account. Moreover, Instagram should act and give her back her Instagram account, regardless of Mia Khalifa's profession.

What is more disturbing is that the Islamic images/videos they have been posting, for example this one:
A photo posted by LoL (@miakhalifa_by_v.p_) on

It is good to note that those people may have not hacked Mia Khalifa's account, they might have just hijacked it. That means, they either guessed her password, or sent her some spyware to steal it. Facebook servers are extremely difficult to hack, though it is not impossible.

Maybe it is time that Instagram starts supporting or enforcing two-step authentication for its users. All in all, Mia Khalifa is a victim and Instagram should act.



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