Earlier, Watson’s Twitter account was also targeted as his name and profile picture was changed and objectionable posts were uploaded.
Shane Watson apologises for illicit photos after his Instagram account gets hacked Former Australia all-rounder Shane Watson apologised to his followers after his account on popular social media photo sharing application Instagram got hacked on Tuesday. Illicit photos appeared on Watson’s verified handle and the Aussie has now issued a statement regarding the same. Earlier, Watson’s Twitter account was also targeted as his name and profile picture were changed and objectionable posts were uploaded.
Aussie cricketer Shane Watson’s 1.2 million Instagram followers were shocked to see a series of sexually-explicit images posted to his account.
Watson’s Twitter post read: “My apologies to everyone for the illicit photos that have been posted on my Instagram account. First my Twitter account on Friday got hacked and now Instagram today. Instagram needs to help out a lot quicker when things like this happens. This is taking way too long!!!”
Watson then sent out another Tweet as according to him, the process of getting things rectified was taking longer than when his Twitter account was hacked. His post read: “Twitter last Friday where amazing at getting onto it so quickly but Instagram…….. where are you?????”
Shane Watson apologises for illicit photos after his Instagram account gets hacked
Later in the day, Watson revealed the problem had been sorted out and his post read: “Thanks to everyone for their help and understanding today to assist me with getting onto sorting out my hacked Instagram account. Some more lessons learnt today. Instagram ended up getting it sorted pretty swiftly.”
The Queenslander, who now plays for Chennai Super Kings, managed to wipe his profile and remove the content and took to Instagram to apologise to fans for what they saw.
“Unfortunately I’ve had to deal with another one of my social media accounts getting hacked,” Watson said.
“I really apologise for the images that were posted on my Instagram account. They’re disgraceful images and videos.
“Some people have just got way too much time on their hands to go and try and disrupt someone’s day.
“But I really apologise. It’s been another lesson learnt, to ensure all my social media is as watertight as it possibly can be from a safety point of view. Hopefully no one can get in to any more of my accounts.”
But just when he thought he was safe the hacker struck again, taking over Watson’s Twitter on Wednesday around 11.30am (AEST).