Here’s another account of social media gone wrong.
Liway actress Glaiza de Castro announced to her fans yesterday that her verified Facebook account had been hacked, and to ignore any messages coming from that account.
In a post that appeared on her Instagram account, De Castro wrote that phone numbers had been publicized on the now compromised account, and warned her fans not to reach out to them, since the numbers belong to individuals who are not authorized to communicate on her behalf.
She wrote: “I am trying my best to retrieve my account and use it again for real updates from me, and no other people. If there is any help that you can extend or any person who can help me reach Facebook PH to take my page back, it will be very much appreciated.”
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de Castro’s Facebook account still exists and is still online, although the most recent post was dated March 3. The unauthorized contact numbers that she listed in her Instagram post, however, are the same ones that currently show up on the Facebook page’s “About” section.
Her Facebook page currently has almost 770,000 followers.
Naturally, her fans were worried about her social media situtation. One netizen wrote: “That’s possibly a stalker who has nothing to do. Hope you can get your Facebook page back soon.”
Another fan told her not to worry, and that her problem will be solved soon.
Another netizen advised the actress to contact Facebook directly. She also said that it’s important for de Castro to change her password every three months because hackers will consider her a prominent target because she’s a celebrity.
De Castro made a splash last year when her film Liway became a favorite of both critics and audiences alike when it debuted at the Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival. De Castro played the role of Cecilia Flores-Oebanda, a real-life activist who was imprisoned during the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos.
She currently stars in the GMA television show Sahaya.