Bollywood legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan’s Twitter handle was allegedly hacked on Monday night by Ayyildiz Tim (claimed to be a Turkish hacker group).
The group has replaced Bachchan’s profile picture with a picture of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and then changed the bio, with a caption reading “Love Pakistan” and a Pakistani flag and Turkish flag emoji.
A spokesperson for Mumbai Police told PTI that they have immediately notified the cyber unit and the issue is now being investigated.
The cover picture of Bachchan’s account, which was later removed, displayed the promo picture of the group with an eagle in flight.
“This is an important call to the whole world! We do condemn the irrespective behaviors of Iceland republic towards Turkish footballers. We speak softly but carry a big stick and inform you about the big Cyber attack here. As Ayyıldız Tim Turkish Cyber Army,” read the first tweet in the wake of the cyber attack, which occurred around 11.40 pm on Monday.
Just minutes later, one more tweet followed on Muslims in India.
The group tweeted the link of its ‘official’ Instagram page (unverified), writing “We are waiting for your support.”
“We have informed our cyber unit and Maharashtra Cyber about hacked Twitter account of @SrBachchan. They are investigating the matter. Further updates awaited,” the Mumbai Police spokesperson told the news agency PTI.
It has been learnt that the same group had earlier hacked Twitter accounts of actors namely Shahid Kapoor and Anupam Kher among others.
However, the twitter handle was appeared to have been restored within 30 minutes.