Yesterday evening, it appears that Facebook’s official UK account was hacked. Many people were confused when they saw several strange posts on the account.
The post demanded the release of Imran Khan, the former prime minister of Pakistan and criticized the Indian and international cricket councils for their handling of the World Cup.
At around 10.40pm the Facebook account posted: ‘No idea why I suddenly have access to post stuff as Facebook. Or have I got it completely wrong and I’m not posting as Facebook UK?’
Minutes later it added: ‘Let me take this opportunity to let [International Cricket Council] & [Board of Control for Cricket in India] know they have completely botched the event by not issuing visas to people wanted to watch Cricket World Cup in person.
‘They should allow visas to Pakistani journalists and fans to visit beautiful India. Come on people!’
Three minutes later it said: ‘Also, release Imran Khan!!!’ The ‘hacker’ also posted an odd message about liking and sharing YouTube videos. By 11.30pm, the official account’s page had been disabled, but not before thousands of people saw the posts. By 11.30pm, the official account’s page had been disabled (pictured), but not before thousands of people saw the posts.
By 11.30pm, the official account’s page had been disabled but not before thousands of people saw the posts.
The posts called for ex-Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan to be released from prison and slammed Indian and international cricket councils for their organization of the world cup.
Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, who is a former cricketer and now a politician, was sentenced to three years in jail earlier this year. He was found guilty of illegally selling state gifts that he had received while he was the prime minister. Imran Khan, who is 70 years old, was arrested at his home in Lahore, which is the second-largest city in Pakistan.