The South Asian Times

15 August 2018 09:19 AM

Turkish hackers compromise Anupam Kher, Ram Madhav's Twitter accounts

By IANS

New Delhi, Feb 6: Twitter on Tuesday temporarily shut down the accounts of veteran actor Anupam Kher, RSS leader and BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav and senior Indian journalist and Member of Parliament Swapan Dasgupta after they were allegedly hacked by pro-Pakistani Turkish cyber army Ayyildiz Tim.

"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," Twitter posted on @TwitterSupport handle.

Kher's account handle was changed from @anupampkher to @anupampkhertc and his tweets bore unusual messages. The messages were later deleted.

When people tried to access Dasgupta's account, a message read, "Caution: This account is temporarily restricted. You're seeing this warning because there has been some unusual activity from this account. Do you still want to view it?"

When users went ahead to see the profile, they could see nothing but promoted posts.

Ram Madhav's account displayed a message saying, "Your account has been hacked by Turkish cyber army Ayyildiz Tim. Your DM correspondence and important data have been captured. I Love Pakistan."

After the accounts were hacked, #AnupamKher became one of the top trending hashtags on the micro-blogging site with 1,221 tweets bearing the actors name.

Update: 06 Feb, 2018

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