Veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan’s Twitter account was hacked today, with those behind the cyber-attack completely changing his biodata; including his profile photo, cover photo, and Twitter bio. Mr. Bachchan’s profile photo was changed to that of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan. Two different tweets were posted as well, tagging the Pakistan premier along with his photo, saying “Love Pakistan”. The tweets were accompanied by emojis of Pakistan and Turkey’s flags. Mr. Bachchan’s bio was modified to say the same thing as well.
At first glance, the hack seems to have been carried out by one or more Turkish groups.
Another tweet posted by the hackers from Mr. Bachchan’s account called to “condemn the behaviors of Iceland republic towards Turkish footballers”.
“We speak softly but carry a big stick and inform you about the big Cyberattack here,” the pinned tweet said and was signed off by the “Ayyildiz Tim Turkish Cyber Army.”
In yet another tweet, the hackers posted a link to an Instagram page, saying they were “waiting for your support.”COMMENT
Amitabh Bachchan is one of the most active Bollywood celebrities on Twitter. He has over 37 million followers on the micro-blogging site.