Actor Abhishek Bachchan’s Twitter account was on Wednesday hacked by pro-Pakistani Turkish cyber army Ayyildiz Tim, which had earlier hacked veteran actor Anupam Kher’s Twitter account.
As a result of the hacking, the verification tick on Abhishek’s Twitter account vanished, and his cover photograph featured a missile that read “Ayyildiz Tim” in chalk.
Abhishek’s profile also had several tweets in Turkish.
Twitter said in an official post: “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.”
On Tuesday, it emerged that the Twitter accounts of Anupam, RSS leader and BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav and senior Indian journalist and Member of Parliament Swapan Dasgupta were hacked.
After his account was restored, Anupam sent out an advisory to his followers.
“To everyone on Twitter: Please don’t open any link sent on your direct messages, however genuine they appear. That is the tool hackers are using to hack into your account. Please share this message with as many people as you can. Thanks.”
The actor was last seen in Housefull 3 alongside Akshay Kumar and Ritesh Deshmukh. According to a report in Bollywood Life, Abhishek was quite excited for Paltan but his screen space was comparatively less than Sonu Sood. A source said, “Abhishek was quite kicked about Paltan. However, he realized after a while that Sonu Sood had more screen space than him. That bothered him considerably. When he discussed his apprehensions with Dutta, he told him that while Sonu had more screen time, it was Abhishek who had a better character written for him. Dutta could not convince him and he backed out at the end minute.”