Ellen DeGeneres Says Instagram Account Briefly Hacked Overnight With Phony Giveaways

Ellen DeGeneres Says Instagram Account Briefly Hacked Overnight With Phony Giveaways
At least some of the followers of Ellen DeGeneresInstagram account might have thought they hit pay dirt last night when the talk show host’s account was hacked and briefly offered a treasure trove of giveaway items.

“My Instagram account was hacked last night (despite my clever password “password”),” DeGeneres tweeted this morning on her official The Ellen Show account. “We apologize, and we thank everyone who brought it to our attention. I’m going back to sleep now.”

My Instagram account was hacked last night (despite my clever password “password”). We apologize, and we thank everyone who brought it to our attention. I’m going back to sleep now.

— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) August 23, 2019

The hack posts have been deleted, but some responses from concerned Twitter followers of DeGeneres lingered. Apparently the phony giveaway included Apple products and Tesla cars. A screengrab of one of the now-deleted posts was
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