Skip to main content

Premier Guitar's Instagram page looks to have been hacked

Man with laptop
(Image credit: Getty Images)

Premier Guitar's Instagram page appears to have been hacked, with the person responsible changing its username and display photo.

Yesterday (February 16), the account – which currently has over 228,000 followers and 3,318 posts – had its name changed first to “muhammetwork”, and then two hours later to “muhammetqj”. Its display photo has been changed from Premier Guitar's logo to a shot of the character Tokyo from Netflix show Money Heist.

Premier Guitar

(Image credit: Instagram)

Premier Guitar

(Image credit: Instagram)

At present, all posts and comments on the page remain unchanged, though some users have commented on more recent posts mentioning the alleged hack.

Shortly after Premier Guitar's Instagram handle was changed, another account pounced on ‘@premierguitar’, and changed its bio to read: “Hello PG Team, apparently someone hacked you. Please DM me to get your original Insta handle back.” Content on this page consists of 16 Star Wars-related posts dating back as far as October 2019.

Premier Guitar

(Image credit: Instagram)

It's not yet clear whether the owner of this page is the perpetrator behind the hack.

Guitar World has reached out to Premier Guitar for comment. We'll keep you updated on this story as it develops.

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month*

Join now for unlimited access

US pricing $3.99 per month or $39.00 per year

UK pricing £2.99 per month or £29.00 per year 

Europe pricing €3.49 per month or €34.00 per year

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Prices from £2.99/$3.99/€3.49

Sam is a Staff Writer at Guitar World, also creating content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar (opens in new tab).