Bollywood actor, Abhishek Bachchan, recently celebrated his 42nd birthday with his wife, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and daughter Aaradhya Bachchan, in Australia. However, little did he know that his Twitter account would be hacked within the next few days by a Pro-Pakistan Turkish cyber army Ayyildiz Tim. A post on their Twitter handle read, “One of India’s most famous actors, @juniorbachchan, has been hacked by us. We got DM correspondence and information. As long as Twitter continues to close our social media accounts, our hacking attacks will continue.” Also Read - Abhishek Bachchan Looks Completely Unrecognisable in His Latest Stills From Bob Biswas
On Tuesday, Twitter accounts of several celebrated personalities were hacked. Anupam Kher, Rajya Sabha member, Swapan Dasgupta, BJP General secretary, Ram Madhav, Puducherry’s lieutenant governor Kiran Bedi’s twitter accounts were hacked. Kher on Tuesday had said, “My twitter account has been hacked. Just got few calls from friends in India about it. I am in LA and it is 1am. Got a DM yesterday from Swapan Das Gupta’s account about a link. A first from him. So opened it. Have spoken to twitter already.” Also Read - Anupam Kher Gets Emotional After Meeting Neetu Kapoor in Chandigarh Without Rishi Kapoor
BJP’s IT department head Amit Malviya cautioned against opening DMs on twitters that looks suspicious.
“If you get any link in a DM on Twitter that looks suspicious even if from a known person’s account, do not click to open it. Just delete the message. This also applies to Facebook, Whatsapp and mails,” he said. While it is not yet known exactly how and when the accounts were hacked, both Madhav’s and Kher’s pages had retweeted posts. Messages with the words “Love Pakistan” were tweeted from some of the hacked accounts. While Kher, who has close to 12 million followers on Twitter, is a vocal supporter of the Narendra Modi government and his wife Kirron Kher is a Member of Parliament, Madhav is said to be the RSS pointsman in the BJP and for the government.
Dasgupta was nominated to the Rajya Sabha by the BJP government. Also Read - Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Expresses Her Love For Darling Angel Aaradhya in Birthday Post, Check Their Adorable Family Selfies
— With inputs from PTI