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My email, social media accounts were hacked: Hammad Azhar


Former energy minister Hammad Azhar on Friday claimed that his Twitter, email and Apple ID accounts were hacked on Thursday night.

The PTI leader, in a later tweet, stated that most of his credentials have been recovered since the incident. 

I am tweeting from a computer where my twitter account was already logged in. Last night my twitter account, email accounts, Apple account was hacked by someone who was able to see the verification codes being sent to my phone when he was resetting everything. 1/3
— Hammad Azhar (@Hammad_Azhar) May 27, 2022

Sharing an unknown person's picture, the PTI leader said his email display picture was changed to the individual's picture and identified the person as Muhammad Sheryar.

I have recovered my email accounts & reset my Apple ID account. When I recovered my email account I found that the DP on one of my email accounts has been changed (attached below) with the name Muhammad Sheryar. And my twitter was attached to an email account (image below) 2/3 pic.twitter.com/KDusGDSopp
— Hammad Azhar (@Hammad_Azhar) May 27, 2022

Before Twitter restored the former minister's account, Azhar had reached out to the microblogging website from a computer where his Twitter account was already logged in.

I would request @TwitterSupport @Twitter @verified to immediately restore my account. The guy has changed password and email associated with the account Thank you.
— Hammad Azhar (@Hammad_Azhar) May 27, 2022

@Twitter has reached out to me and am hoping this will e resolved soon.
— Hammad Azhar (@Hammad_Azhar) May 27, 2022

Later, he stated that IT experts had apprised him of how the 'hacking' took place.

"A phone locator (Fake Tower) was used to connect to my phone and access my text messages and data. From there they started sending reset requests to all accounts (emails, apple, Twitter). We have a fascist but very afraid govt in power," Azhar explained.

It experts have now told me how it happened. A phone locator (Fake Tower) was used to connect to my phone and access my text messages and data. From there they started sending reset requests to all accounts (emails, apple, twitter). We have a fascist but very afraid govt in power
— Hammad Azhar (@Hammad_Azhar) May 27, 2022

"We have a fascist but very afraid govt in power," he added.


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