Yesterday (16 February), UMNO President Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi was reportedly to have sent people messages asking for money.
However, it wasn’t really him who is sending out these messages, but some irresponsible parties who had hacked his Telegram and WhatsApp account.
Taking it to his official Twitter and Facebook, the former Deputy Prime Minister said he is trying to get his accounts back.
“My Telegram and WhatsApp accounts have been hacked. To friends and acquaintances who receive unrelated messages please ignore.”
“I’m in the process of getting my account back,” he wrote in the post.
According to the screenshot shared by Ahmad Zahid, the hacker allegedly used his accounts to solicit money from the Telegram and Whatsapp contact list of the Member of Parliament for Bagan Datuk.
The hacker was reported to have asked for RM5,000 and promised to pay it back in the afternoon.
The Maybank account shared by the hacker belonged to a man name Zainal Abidin too.
With this, here’s a reminder for all to beware of messages you’ve received, even though they are from your close ones. Give them a call to confirm if things are just as what they’ve share through the text.