Claim:

Pakistan IT Minister Umar Saif claimed that a hacking attempt on X (formerly Twitter) was made on his account by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) social media team head Jibran Ilyas. He further alleged that multiple fake accounts are being used by Jibran Ilyas for hacking purposes.

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Virality

On X (formerly Twitter), the image was shared here, gaining upwards of more than 553.5K views.

Fact Check:

IT Minister Umar Saif made baseless allegations against PTI’s Jibran Ilyas as a political opponent. These claims were made without providing any specific evidence that proves Jibran Ilyas is behind the hacking attempt. Furthermore, these types of scams have become very common on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and X (formerly Twitter), as reported in international media.

Source:

https://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/national/uk-today/24130380.scam-warning-facebook-tiktok-instagram-twitter-users/

https://cybernews.com/security/facebook-copyright-scam-intensifies/

Rating

Misleading/False

Conclusion

Our research confirmed that baseless claims were made by  IT Minister Umar Saif to propagate false and defamatory claims against PTI’s Jibran Ilyas due to political conflicts.