It looks like our celebrities fall prey to social media hackers too.
Itumeleng Khune’s girlfriend and “fitness bunnie”, Sbahle Mpisane, has become a victim to a social hacker. She shared this news with her Instagram and Twitter followers earlier this week, warning fans to steer clear from any direct messages sent from her account requesting any sort of favours from her.
Sbahle has posted a picture of a request made by the hacker using her direct messages via Twitter. Two days ago she pleaded with fans to refrain from replying if they received strange requests from her social media accounts.
Sbahle shared with ZAlebs: “It's been a constant battle with my hacker for almost two months now. He started off by hacking my Apple ID before interfering with my social network accounts by asking for pictures and favours from my followers. I've finally managed to secure all my accounts except for my Facebook and my Gmail account, but I'm currently working on it. Thank you to everyone who alerted me of the messages my hacker was sending them, it will be helpful in the process of tracking him down.”
Although the fitness bunnie’s hackers currently only seem to ask for strange and slightly inappropriate things from her fans, their requests could be more absurd if they persist.
Sbahle’s news is almost a follow up to the recently publicised news from popular television personality Khanyi Mbau. Mbau was another victim who had fallen prey to social media hackers.
Her Facebook account was hacked into and has been used by hackers to exploit fans by promising them beauty products in exchange for fees. She too has pleaded with fans requesting that they remain vigilant and aware of such illegal activities, making it clear that neither does she endorse products nor does she sell them on her social media, let alone Facebook.
Word has also spread that Khanyi Mbau has called upon private investigators to get to the bottom of her social media hacks.
Question remains: which other Mzansi celebrity’s identity will these social media hackers try to steal. Remain aware, ZAlebs readers!