Rebecca Malope says a hacker is ruining her name. Photo by Otsile Tlape

A CRUEL and evil hacker is going all out to destroy the reputation of Rebecca Malope.

The hacker is calling people “bitches”, asking her fans for money and telling them not to buy her music.

“This is defamation of character,” said the famous presenter of It’s Gospel Time.

The gospel queen’s SIM card has been hacked after she did a SIM swap at Vodacom last Monday.

“I don’t know anything about these WhatsApp things.

“I first realised there was something wrong when my daughter Nolu told me I had changed my profile picture and status. She told me my status said I had been arrested and I needed money for bail,” said Rebecca.

She said there is even an account number for people to deposit money.

“If they don’t deposit money the hacker swears at them and tells them that they must stop buying my music.”

She said she got a new phone from Vodacom and her SIM was swapped for a micro SIM. “They transferred all my information to my new phone,” she said.

She told Daily Sun she received an SMS the same Monday notifying her of a SIM request on her account and she immediately phoned Vodacom to tell them not to allow it, as the number belonged to her.

Tshepo Ramodibe, Vodacom’s head of corporate affairs, said: “Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We’re currently investigating the matter and will be in contact on the findings.”