There’s some news you do not want to hear at the beginning of the month, especially when things have been running smooth. Well folks, we can confidently report to you that there seems to be a problem in the social media scene at Africa’s favorite gaming platform.
Yes, your guess is as good as ours! The Instagram account (www.instagram.com/sportpesa) seems to have been hacked and we have a good amount of proof to go with our statement. Click on the link and see what we’re on about.
Early this morning, as the Mpasho writers who were keen to check on the jackpot amounts for the weekly jackpot and mega jackpot visited the Instagram account, something awry was immediately noticed.
For starters, all the content had vanished. Zero posts on a verified account is not a co-incidence.
Before breaking this story, we attempted to reach the Social Media team at SportPesa through Facebook and Twitter but in vain. Phone calls to the social media team have also gone unanswered which is strange for the usually vibrant personnel.
One user has also posted a screenshot of the previous account which we’ve managed to grab below
What could have happened?
Recently, we’ve seen a growing number of accounts being hacked including Shaffie weru, Maina Kageni and all happened at the end of the month.
Late last year, there was wave of Instagram accounts hacking with Instagram saying that hackers were able to obtain personal information from high-profile user accounts. The company blamed the breach on a bug in its system which they now say has been fixed. Doesn’t seem to have stopped in Kenya.
The glitch in Instagram’s programming interface made it possible for someone to obtain a set of code that could have contained email addresses and phone numbers of targeted user accounts.
The Facebook-owned service said it believes the hack was aimed at “high-profile users” and that it has notified verified account holders of the issue.
With SportPesa seemingly having lost the content on their account, we wonder whether someone had slept on the job.
Keep it mpasho for more updates on this story.