Comedian Ann Kansiime has lost her Instagram account to hackers. On YouTube, the Ugandan comedian shared that her account was hacked and the hackers are demanding $4,000 in Bitcoins in exchange.
Her announcement comes hours after Zari Hassan, another Ugandan, was hacked. The hackers are also demanding the same amount of money from the socialite who has 4 millions fans. Kanisiime had a quarter million followers.
“Yesterday someone hacked into my Instagram account. My Instagram handle was @Kansiime 256 and I had over 250,000 followers. I got a call from a friend asking what was wrong with my account. I get my phone, went to the account and it was showing me zero followers, I’m following zero people and even the profile picture is gone, ” She said on her YouTube channel.
The hackers have been posting porn on Zari’s account, trying to force her to pay. They have also posted ex-husband Diamond Platnumz and Wema Sepetu’s photos, leaving fans confused despite Zari’s manager coming out to clear the air that the posts were malice from the hackers.
Kansiime said that losing her account will have an effect on her bank account since she has been using it for business purposes.
“I was so scared, my arms were shaking I was sweating, I couldn’t believe I had zero followers on Instagram.” she said. “Let’s have some mercy we know you came to steal kill and destroy but at least leave me my pictures. I found my account a virgin account, it’s like they got it to factory settings.”