Wired: How My Instagram Hacker Changed My Life. “I met Mohamad four months ago when I discovered that my Instagram account had been hacked. I was early to Instagram, a feat that allowed me to nab the handle for my popular first name: @negar. I’d become attached to my account. But in mid April I’d opened up the app and noticed that my username had changed. I wasn’t @negar anymore: I was @negar76795, with all my personal information and 6,300 followers. At first I assumed it must be some routine maintenance. But I noticed that no one else had a modified handle.” ….wow.