Twitter accounts of actor Anupam Kher, BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav and journalist Swapan Dasgupta were allegedly hacked by pro-Turkish hackers who posted pro-Pakistan messages on some of the accounts.
Kher, who is currently in Los Angeles, told reporters that his account was hacked and that he has spoken to Twitter about the alleged hacking.
The 62-year-old actor said he got to know about the breach from his friends in India.
“The Big Sick” actor said he received a link from Rajya Sabha MP Swapan Dasgupta in a direct message, a first ever from him yesterday, which he clicked upon.
Dasgupta’s Twitter account is said to have been compromised by Turkish Pro-Pak hackers.
“Got a DM yesterday from Mr Swapan Dasgupta’s account about a link. A first from him. So opened it. Have spoken to Twitter already,” Kher added.
At the time of writing, the verified account of Ram Madhav had texts written in Turkish. The profile image and name had been changed, and the follower and following lists were down by a considerable number.
There was a constant flow of tweets witnessed on both Kher’s and Dasgupta’s accounts but none of them appear on their timelines.
A message reading ‘Caution: This account is temporarily restricted’ is currently being displayed on Dasgupta’s account.
Reports say that the account of economist Kaushik Basu, too, was hacked.
In January, the twitter account of India’s permanent representative to the United Nations Syed Akbarudddin was hacked. Hackers, allegedly Turkish cyber army Ayyıldız Tim, posted pro-Pakistan messages in Turkish from the handle.