Actress Omuhle Gela. Picture: Instagram
Actress Omuhle Gela. Picture: Instagram

Omuhle Gela reveals she was hacked by someone in her inner circle

By Entertainment Writer Time of article published Apr 28, 2020

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Actress Omuhle Gela has received pearls of wisdom and support from fellow stars Bonang Matheba, Ayanda Thabethe and Linda Mtoba after she revealed she was hacked. 

Omuhle released a statement last week explaining that a breach of trust in her inner circle led to her being hacked when "someone" who had access to her personal information created fake accounts that were used for malicious purposes.

The actress, who has previously starred on "The Queen", expressed how disappointed she was that the culprit was allegedly someone she trusted. 

Taking to Instagram, she said: "So long story short, unfortunately someone who had access to my personal information, passwords and devices because of our trusted work relationship, was unhappy with a little hiccup we had and went as far as accessing my social media platforms.

"(This person) texted a few people and direct messaged people on my personal accounts and other fake accounts using one of my personal email addresses and my devices she had access to because of work. They went as far as using personal information they knew about me to cause a stir, asked one person for money, and offended a few people."

She added that she would be opening a case of defamation of character and was busy consulting her legal team.

"I’m getting legal help and finally putting this situation to bed. My twitter account has been retrieved and I no longer use the email address that was hacked. One of the fake accounts was linked to my device and to the culprit's device. I’m working on changing my passwords. I’ll be opening a case of defamation of character. Apologies again to the victims of this unfortunate situation," Omuhle said.

Bonang Matheba commented on the post saying, "Make sure your staff sign NDAs. From the first minute they start work. Sorry about all this baby. Strength." 

Linda Mtoba said, "Wow people are so disappointing". 
 
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Morning , so if you were tuned into my LIVE video a few days ago I did mention this. So long story short, unfortunately someone who had access to my personal information , passwords and devices, because of our TRUSTED work relationship, was unhappy with a little hiccup we had and went as far as accessing my social media platforms, Texted a few people, Direct Messaged people on MY personal accounts and other fake accounts opened using one of my personal email addresses and some using my devices she had access to cause of WORK, went as far as using personal information they knew about me to cause a stir, asked one person for money and offended a few people. Like I said on the statement I’m getting legal help and finally putting this situation to bed, my twitter account has been retrieved and I no longer use the email address that was hacked. One of the fake accounts were linked to my device and the culprits device too. I’m working on changing my passwords. And I’ll be opening a case of Defamation of character. Apologies again to the victims of this unfortunate situation

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