My Instagram account got hacked!

Mar 15, 2020Life

… and I’m grateful for my hacker.

My Instagram account has recently been hacked and I’m grateful for my hacker. 

I’ve been a victim of an email phishing scam. My hacker is still blackmailing me, he’s asking for money in exchange for getting my account. He’s also threatening to damage my account and to sell it.My

Obviously, I’m not going to yield to the blackmailing. And there are much more serious things happening right now in the world, especially right now.

Instagram, Facebook and Gmail do absolutely nothing against hackers and blackmailing!

I’m human, so I was upset when it happened, I was angry and I felt helpless… it felt unfair! Plus ,neither Facebook, Instagram nor Gmail are doing anything about it. All the two-factor identification and the annoying login processes are useless, when a hacker knows what they do, none of these steps is stopping them. I’m still shocked to be honest, that no one is responding. This is a criminal act! The hacker is blackmailing me and none of these big companies are taking the case seriously. I reported two or three times and nothing is happening. I received one email from someone from Facebook, just telling me to read the FAQ… Not to mention the great invasion into my privacy. This is honestly more frustrating than the hacking itself.

I’m grateful for the hacking

My last story on Instagram before the hacking, Was the quote “trust the timing of your life”. And this is exactly what I decided to do! I’ve been trying to give my Instagram a new direction for a while and this is maybe the universes push, that I needed to do so. So regardless of getting back my account, I am starting a new page.

This is also a reminder to not put all your eggs in the same basket.  I am more than ever grateful to have my blog, and other outlets to communicate with you.

Where to find me?

If you were following me on Instagram, you probably know that I am currently in Oaxaca Mexico.

During this transition, I will continue to post stories from Oaxaca on our production agency‘s Instagram page: @vidsual_studio

And my Facebook page: Justdalal.

This is also the opportunity to post more blog articles. I miss that a lot! The longevity of a blog post through SEO, and the thinking process of articles will be a breath of fresh air from the very fast-paced and ephemeral nature of Instagram.

What’s a phishing scam?

« Phishing is a type of online scam where criminals send an email that appears to be from a legitimate company and ask you to provide sensitive information. This is usually done by including a link that will appear to take you to the company’s website to fill in your information – but the website is a clever fake and the information you provide goes straight to the crooks behind the scam. »


Be careful, because none of the web companies is having our backs!

If you click a link that asks for your username and password, take a look into the http address… I know that, and I still fell for it, sometimes we just do things thoughtlessly and to be fair, my hacker’s scam is very well crafted.

Travel update

Meanwhile, I will soon give you an update of our travel situation with the coronavirus. My first flight was just officially canceled and we are looking for a way to get back home as soon as possible.

Stay safe my friends!

xo xo Dalal
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