British actor Tom Hiddleston fell victim to an Instagram hacker on Friday— Taylor Swift’s boyfriend only joined the photo-sharing site on 9 August (16), but just over two weeks later, he suffered his first hack attack.
Followers noticed something was wrong early on Friday, when a series of strange posts appeared on Tom’s page, including a Snapchat clip from an unknown user, and uploads promoting other people’s Instagram profiles, which featured messages in a foreign language.
One such image was captioned, “Follow me. I will (show) you some thing important.”
Tom’s team managed to regain control of the Instagram account two hours later, and promptly removed the unauthorised posts, reports E! News.
The 35-year-old actor is currently in Australia filming the new Thor blockbuster with co-star Chris Hemsworth, who portrays the titular comic book character, and in his very first Instagram post, Tom shared a photo of himself in full costume as Thor’s evil brother Loki.
“He’s back!”, he captioned the shot.
The lone snap earned Hiddleston over 200,000 followers in just a few hours, and the figure has since swelled to one million.