Aussie TikTokers were left speechless when the CEO of No Fizzy Drink, Rohit Roy, appeared to stop posting his daily weight loss updates one autumn morning. Shortly after, users noticed that his iconic videos had been wiped and that in their place were a handful of random clips from Dubai.
While the Melburnian fizzy drink teetotaler was at work on April 16, he realised he had been logged out of his account and couldn’t get back in.
“So I was like, ‘OK, maybe it’s a login issue or something,” Rohit told PEDESTRIAN.TV.
“So then then I tried to reset my password and I didn’t get the security code.
“But then later in the evening when that code still didn’t come, then I started getting a bit worried.”
That’s when he realised he may well have been the victim of a heinous international cybercrime attack.
The obvious theory – and one which Rohit himself is mulling over – is that someone hacked into his TikTok account because of how big it’s gotten, perhaps in an attempt to sell it later or just hold it ransom.
Details like his email and mobile number appear to have been changed, meaning Rohit is completely locked out of his account for now. He’s also lost a few thousand followers over the incident.
Our Sweet Fizzy Drink Prince has even had his profile pic replaced with a pap shot a of another prince who is also a social media influencer: Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai.
Those of us who’ve been following the king since day 1 have had a bloody gutful of this new imposter who, for all we know, could even be guzzling the devil’s nectar by the bottle off-camera.
The hacked account’s videos have since been filled with comments saying things like “We want Rohit” and “Justice for Rohit”.
If seeking justice for Rohit involves spamming some classic car enthusiast in Dubai with notifications, then so be it.
Rohit wants his fans to know how immensely grateful he is for their support, and that he’ll be back posting TikToks as soon as he can.
“Most of them probably don’t realise that my account got hacked. So they will be simply thinking, ‘Where is Rohit, why is he not posting videos?’ or something like that,” he said.
“I’m still here, I haven’t just disappeared without telling anyone anything. I have been posting videos for around 300+ days without missing even a single day.”
His message for the suspected hacker is more blunt: “Just give back my account because I have worked really hard to get support and I got rid of my addiction [to sugar].”
“I’m still continuing my No Fizzy Drink journey,” he said.
“The journey’s going absolutely fine, it’s just a matter that I cant post any videos since my account got hacked on TikTok.”
In the meantime, Rohit’s already been in talks with TikTok support and hopeful he’ll get his account back soon.
Stay tuned for his eventual return, when Rohit said he’s going to post a big explanation about what went wrong.