Social media has been the tool uplifting most brands globally. Well, mine is no different. Beginning of this year I lost my organically built Instagram account of over 108k followers to a hacker.
The eve before, I had a contract to promo an event via my platforms. The next morning, I woke up to my account unfollowing all my followers and in an hour all posts deleted and porn images uploaded. I tried to change the login in detail and before it could go through my emails and passwords where changed.
How that was possible still remains a mystery. I never violated any rules of Instagram so was surprised.
Not only this happened to me but two weeks after my Facebook page was flagged and not accessible. This was possible because all my social media accounts were linked.
This unfortunate incident has affected my business locally and globally. My brand, Twentyplus Groups of Company is a 360 event and advertising firm based in Ghana. Over the years won numerous awards as well as been part of more BTL events. Now its hard to seal a contract due to our poor reach digitally after losing both accounts.