Base Body Babes is a health and fitness brand directed by Sydney sisters, Felicia Oreb and Diana Johnson. With one of the most successful fitness Instagram accounts @basebodybabes with almost 560,000 followers and several thriving businesses, Base Body Babes has become one of the worlds most recognised and well respected health and fitness brands.

At 4am yesterday morning (18th July), Felicia woke up to check their Instagram account @basebodybabes. When she tried to view their profile, she realised she had been logged out and the password wasn’t working. Confused, she picked up her husbands phone and checked the @basebodybabes page where she was shocked to see only 170 of their 765 images left on the profile. “Before my eyes, the images were being deleted one after another and within a few minutes, the entire account was deleted and the name was changed to “@dailyfitnessbabes”. It had been hacked!” Felicia said. The hackers name has been changed several times and is now “finestfitnessgoals”. The only thing that remained the same, were the girls 559,000 followers.

Felicia contacted Instagram instantly via email to report the hacking and seek some answers. They had some minor correspondence with the tech team, but have still had no promise that anything can or will be done to retrieve their account. They are still eagerly awaiting their response and are hopeful Instagram will be able to help them regain all of their followers and content and shut down the hacker.

Base Body Babes have now started a new page with the same name @basebodybabes and have accumulated almost 40k followers within 24hours. They are on a mission to get back all of their 559,000 stolen and very beloved followers that they have spent years gaining. Meanwhile the hacked account is quickly losing followers as the Base Body Babes confused followers unfollow this new unfamiliar spam account.

“We have started an Instagram campaign called #bringbackbasebodybabes and we have had the most amazing response from fellow Instagrammers, with hundreds of accounts sharing our images and encouraging people to follow us and report the hackers account.

We have been so overwhelmed with the love and support so far and are feeling positive.” Felicia said. “We will not let one person destroy everything we have worked so hard to develop, we are strong, motivated, passionate women and will be working harder than ever to recreate what was stolen from us.” Diana said.

Body Base update: the fit chicks have their Instagram handle and their followers all back.