Ndindi Nyoro's Facebook Page With 563K Followers Hacked
Nyoro disclosed that his page was breached by unknown hackers on Monday, January 1.
Kiharu Member of Parliament Ndindi Nyoro announced on Tuesday, January 2 that his official Facebook page with more than 563,000 followers was hacked.
In a statement on X, Nyoro disclosed that his page was breached by unknown hackers on Monday, January 1.
"My Facebook page was hacked yesterday. We are trying to resolve the problem. We are African and Africa is our Business," he stated.
The hackers sparked mixed reactions by going ahead and posting explicit foreign content on the page's story section.
Screengrab of Ndindi Nyoro's Facebook page. /FACEBOOK
Regarding his page, spot checks by Viral Tea indicated that there was no malicious post on his page, the last one being the lawmaker wishing his constituents a Happy New Year.
Embakasi East MP Babu Owino weighed in on the issue by claiming that the hackers were using Nyoro's Facebook page to solicit money from him.
"Ndindi Nyoro's Facebook account has been hacked and the hackers are inboxing me to send them some money," he indicated.
Digital Strategist, Dennis Itumbi similarly confirmed the occurrence and urged members of the public to ignore any fresh updates that may be coming from that page.
"Please take note that hackers have taken control of the FB profile of Ndindi Nyoro and the official page of Ndindi Nyoro," Itumbi noted.
"Ignore the updates and Inbox messages being shared by the hackers. We are working to recover and restore the pages."
Lesson Learnt On Safeguarding Your Facebook Account & Page
Recovering a Facebook page is usually more tedious than recovering a typical Facebook account. The reason is that it has no password, username, email address, or phone number you can use to reset it; it’s mostly tied to the admins’ account.
Luckily, Facebook has a step-by-step procedure to recover and secure your account. Review your timeline to take note of any suspicious activity.
This includes; the change of the email address or password, change of profile details such as name or birthday, friend requests from unknown accounts, sent messages that you did not write and posts or ads that you didn't create.
Visit https://www.facebook.com/hacked to secure your account. Facebook will ask you to change your password and review recent login activity.
Further, log out of all sessions and report the suspicious activities to the service provider, in this case to Facebook. Secure your account by enabling two-factor authentication and using strong passwords.