PCOO Instagram account hacked

Arianne Merez, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 08 2020 12:07 PM

MANILA- The official Instagram page of the Presidential Communications Operations Office was hacked, one of its officials confirmed Wednesday.

As of Wednesday morning, the verified account only displays two posts with captions containing Arabic letters.

“We decry the malicious act by unknown individuals who hacked the Presidential Communications Operations Office’s Instagram Page, with the handle @pcoogov. We are now looking into this matter and have coordinated with Facebook to resolve it immediately,” Assistant Secretary for Global Media and Public Affairs Jusan Vincent Arcena said in a statement.

The account has since been locked so that hackers could no longer access it, Arcena added.

“In the meantime, we ask our followers to disregard any present and future activities on our Instagram page, until such time that the matter is resolved,” he said.

The PCOO’s Instagram account has over 18,000 followers.