Bloomberg Law | Meta Platforms Sued Over Instagram Account Hacked by NFT Scammer

Labyron Carr and his nonprofit Cappin4Capo Inc., represented by Irwin IP LLP, have filed a lawsuit in Illinois alleging that Meta Platforms, Inc., the parent company of Instagram, violated federal law by allowing a hacker to take control of their gun violence prevention nonprofit’s Instagram account for nonfungible token promotion. Founded in 2017 after Carr’s son was killed by gun violence, the nonprofit asserts that despite their repeated efforts, the social media profile’s security breach last September was not adequately addressed by Meta Platforms, Inc., impeding their mission and outreach. The legal action underscores the importance of safeguarding online platforms crucial for nonprofit advocacy.

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