The Instagram account of the Pakistan Embassy in Argentina got hacked. The Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) revealed the news on Twitter.
The Foreign Office released a statement on the hacking. It clarified that messages passing through the Instagram account are not from the Embassy of Pakistan in Argentina.
“The Instagram account of the Embassy of Pakistan in Argentina has been hacked and has been reported to Instagram,” said the MoFA statement.
“Please note that all messages passed through this account are not from the Embassy of Pakistan in Argentina,” it further added.
Please note that all messages being passed through this account are not from the Embassy of Pakistan in Argentina.
— Spokesperson 🇵🇰 MoFA (@ForeignOfficePk) December 22, 2021
Fortunately, shortly after, the official Twitter account of the Pakistan Embassy Argentina revealed the news of the account’s recovery. Pakistan Embassy Argentina also urged social media users to ignore any messages sent in the last hour.
The Instagram account of the Embassy of Pakistan in Argentina was hacked a while ago. It has now been recovered.
Please note that all messages posted through this account in last one hour were not from the Embassy of Pakistan in Argentina.
— Pakistan Embassy Argentina (@PakinArgentina) December 22, 2021
In response, Twitteratis raised concerns as this is not the first time that such an incident occurred.
Accounts of Pakistan Embassy in Serbia hacked
Earlier this month, a tweet slamming Prime Minister Imran Khan for rising inflation and price hike appeared on the official account of the Embassy of Serbia.
The tweet read: “With inflation breaking all previous records, how long do you expect @ImranKhanPTI that we government official will remain silent & keep working for you without been paid for past 3 months.”
Moreover, the tweet also shared an anti-Imran Khan song titled ‘Ghabrana Nahi Hai.’
The tweets immediately went viral on social media. However, the Foreign Office later revealed a statement on the hacking of the account. Additionally, the Foreign Office also rejected any message made from the hacked account. After recovery, Pakistan’s Embassy in Serbia deleted the tweets.
The tweets caused quite a storm on social media as netizens expressed confusion. Some believed in the hacking, while others claimed that it was an inside conspiracy to shame the current government of Pakistan. Interestingly, some netizens even stated that a PML-N apologist in the embassy tweeted against PM Imran Khan.
Furthermore, reacting to the claims made on the hacked accounts, netizens urged the government of Pakistan to ensure payment of due salaries.