Robert Downey Jr's tells fans to 'steer clear' of his Instagram after it gets hacked

Ben Arnold
ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 23: Robert Downey Jr. attends D23 Disney Legends event at Anaheim Convention Center on August 23, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Robert Downey Jr (Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Robert Downey Jr has told fans to ‘steer clear’ of his Instagram account, after it was targeted by hackers.

Taking to Twitter, he said:

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The former Marvel star's social page is currently emblazoned with ads giving away PlayStation and Amazon gift cards and Tesla Model Xs too.

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It's probably best not to click on any of these, and while that perhaps goes without saying, he does have 43.2 million followers, so there's probably been some traffic heading in that direction.

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Not only that, but the hackers appear to have also changed his bio information, which now features a form to complete, which should, of course, be avoided at all costs.

One post on Twitter suggested that the hackers got into his account and changed the recovery email, making this a more difficult situation to resolve.

It follows a spate of recent high profile hackings, with Twitter boss Jack Dorsey’s account being taken over by a group called the Chuckle Squad, who went on to post a number of racist and anti-semitic tweets.

Jason Momoa’s Instagram was also recently hacked in a similar fashion to that of Downey Jr.

The Avengers are having a tough time with technology at the moment.

Jeremy Renner had to shut down his fan app yesterday, after trolls realised that you could send messages from it that appeared to be from Renner himself.