Amitabh Bachchan is one of the most loved and followed celebrities on social media. But earlier this evening, the superstar’s Twitter handle got hacked by a Turkish hacker. The group replaced Bachchan’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. However, minutes after the incident, the Twitter handle was restored.
The first tweet that was shared after Big B’s handle was hacked read, “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 Armny +++” The following tweet read, “We are waiting for your support.” And as the Tweets continue to go viral, Big B’s display picture has been replaced with Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan’s photo.
Police said that the Cyber police station in BKC and the Maharashtra Cyber Crime unit were informed after the matter was brought to their notice.
“We have informed our cyber unit and Maharashtra Cyber about the hacked Twitter account of Mr. Bachchan. They are investigating the matter. Further updates awaited,” Mumbai Police spokesperson DCP Manjunath Singe said.
Abhishek Bachchan’s social media account has also been attacked by the same hacker. It was earlier reported that Big B’s account was hacked at one point. While we wait for an official statement by the superstar, stay tuned for all the updates.