A trail of hacking Twitter accounts of celebrities has emerged in the last few days. On Tuesday, Bollywood star Anupam Kher, RSS leader and BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav and senior Indian journalist and Member of Parliament Swapan Dasgupta faced the same issue. Later, the Twitter handles were restored and the Bollywood Anupam sent out an advisory to his followers.
His Tweet read, “To everyone on Twitter: Please don’t open any link sent to your direct messages, however genuine they appear. That is the tool hackers are using to hack into your account. Please share this message with as many people as you can. Thanks.”
Earlier today, actor Abhishek Bachchan’s Twitter account was also hacked by pro-Pakistani Turkish cyber army Ayyildiz Tim, which had earlier hacked veteran actor Kher’s account.
As a result of the hacking, the verification tick on Abhishek’s Twitter account vanished and his cover photograph featured a missile that read “Ayyildiz Tim” in chalk. Abhishek’s profile also had several tweets in Turkish. Here are the tweets:
Twitter said in an official post: “Our teams are working to resolve an issue affecting a small number of Indian users. We will notify affected account holders directly. Reminder: do not click on links in DMs coming from unknown accounts.”