Mumbai: The Twitter account of megastar Amitabh Bachchan was hacked late on Monday night allegedly by ‘pro-Pakistan’ Turkish hacker group, Ayyildiz Tim Turkish Cyber Army.
The group replaced Big-B’s profile picture with a photo of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and also changed the bio, adding ‘Love Pakistan’ and an emoji of the Turkish flag.
A spokesperson for Mumbai Police said that they had apprised the cyber unit and the matter was being looked into.
The cover photo of Bachchan’s account, which was afterward deleted, showed the promo picture of the group with an eagle in flight.
The hackers posted photographs of the Pakistan and Turkish flags with a tweet saying, ‘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 Ayyildiz Tim Turkish Cyber Army.’
Minutes later another tweet followed on Muslims in India.
The group also tweeted the link of its ‘official’ Instagram page, though 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 said.
The same group had previously hacked Twitter accounts of actors Shahid Kapoor and Anupam Kher among others.
The Twitter account was seemed to have been restored within half-an-hour.