Hackers Take Over Virgil Abloh’s Instagram Defrauding Followers With Sneakers And Cash Scams

Chidozie Obasi

Earlier today, Virgil Abloh’s Instagram was hacked. Hackers published two mistrustful Instagram stories that tried to scam the designer’s mega-following by securing huge financial compensations.

The first post tried to lead followers to a new Instagram account, pledging the release of an exclusive Off-White™ sneaker, if the follower number rose up to 50,000, figure which swiftly boasted up to 200,000. The account reached a total of 42,000 followers prior to its removal and cancellation.



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On the other hand, the second post lured followers partially with cash, asking for $5,000 in Bitcoin or $2,000 in Apple Pay, in exchange for early pairs of Futura x Off-White™ x Nike SB Dunk Lows.

Following the catastrophic episode, Abloh took over his Instagram to apologise with his audience, saying it wasn’t an action performed by him and that everything has been monitored since the incident.


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