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Steve Jacobs’ Instagram account is hacked while he’s hosting Studio 10 | #socialmedia | #hacking | #aihp


Former Today show weatherman Steve Jacobs had his Instagram account hacked while he was hosting live TV on Thursday morning.

He was filling in for Tristan MacManus on Studio 10 when his profile was accessed by fraudsters, who spammed his feed with cryptocurrency scams.

Steve, 55, who was hosting the show with Sarah Harris, was unaware his account had been compromised until he was alerted by Daily Mail Australia.

Bad timing! Former Today show weatherman Steve Jacobs (right) had his Instagram account hacked while he was co-hosting Studio 10 with Sarah Harris (left) live on Thursday morning

His reunion with Sarah, with whom he had previously hosted Nine’s Weekend Day in 2013, was soured by the social media breach.

As he anchored the show from Channel 10’s Pyrmont studios, hackers shared posts claiming he’d made $60,000 from a $6,000 investment in Bitcoin.

They uploaded doctored screenshots of ANZ bank statements purporting to show a deposit of $60,000, alongside the text, ‘Another profit made today with an investment of $6,000,’ adding a link to a Bitcoin trader’s account.

Cryptocurrency scams: As Steve anchored the show from Channel 10’s Pyrmont studios, hackers shared posts claiming he’d made $60,000 from a $6,000 investment in Bitcoin

Elsewhere on Thursday’s program, Sarah and Steve joked about the fact they’d both got divorced since they last hosted breakfast TV together in 2013.

‘Look at us now: we are at a new network and both divorced,’ Sarah, 40, said.

‘Thank goodness we are all back and everything is fine nowadays. What are you up to for dinner?’ Steve jokingly replied.

‘I’m wide open, mate, let me tell you,’ she quipped as they both burst into laughter. 

A lot has changed! Elsewhere on Thursday’s program, Sarah and Steve joked about the fact they’d both got divorced since they last hosted breakfast TV together in 2013

Sarah confirmed her split from husband-of-seven-years Tom Ward in March last year, and Steve separated from his ex-wife Rosie Jacobs in 2018.

The Jacobs had relocated to Vanuatu with their children in mid-2017 in what friends said was a ‘last-ditch attempt’ to save their marriage.

However, things fell apart within a few months.

Over: In March last year, Sarah confirmed her split from husband-of-seven-years Tom Ward

Case of the ex: Steve split from his ex-wife Rosie Jacobs in 2018. (Pictured here in 2015)

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