Award-winning Ghanaian actress and TV host, Joselyn Dumas found herself at the centre of an online controversy on Sunday, July 23, 2023, after sexually explicit content was retweeted from her Twitter account.
According to the ‘Potahto Potato’ actress, her account had been hacked by an unknown person, however, she revealed that the situation had been addressed with the help of her assistant, her former publicist and a tech expert to regain control.
In a tweet addressing the incident, Joselyn Dumas wrote, “Guys guys ugh!!! my Twitter was hacked!!! Thanks to @qrsyth@bra_perruci & @blarneybejamin for working swiftly to help restore my account and many thanks to everyone that called and showed concern on here. I appreciate you all. Thanks #LoveAbounds.”
Fans were taken aback on the evening of Sunday, July 23, by the unexpected and explicit content that appeared on the actress’s Twitter account, leading to a flurry of discussions among her followers and the online community.
Speculations were rife as to whether the actress herself was behind the tweets or if her account had genuinely fallen victim to a hacking incident.
However, many fans quickly came to her defence, expressing their belief that her account had been compromised
Hacking incidents have become a growing concern in the digital age, and celebrities often find themselves at the receiving end of such attacks.
Hollywood celebrities including Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Hudson, Miley Cyrus, and Tiger Woods have all been victims of hacking incidents.
Other famous figures such as Barack Obama, Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates have all been affected in the past as their official accounts were used to request cryptocurrency from the public.
The breach of privacy and potential damage to one’s reputation are significant challenges that individuals in the public eye face in today’s interconnected world.
As social media platforms continue to play a significant role in shaping public perception, incidents like these serve as a reminder for public figures to remain vigilant about their online security.
Celebrities and individuals alike must take necessary precautions to protect their accounts and personal information, minimizing the risk of unauthorized access.