Twitter accounts of actor Anupam Kher, BJP Rajya Sabha MP Swapan Dasgupta, BJP leader Ram Madhav, Puducherry’s Lt Governor Kiran Bedi and economist Kaushik Basu were hacked by pro-Pakistan hackers on Tuesday.
Their accounts remained suspended by Twitter, which said that it will notify affected account holders directly.
“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,” said Twitter in a warning after the hacking of accounts,” Twitter was quoted by PTI.
The blue ticks from these accounts too had disappeared before they reappeared but their accounts remained suspended. Dasgupta’s account said that it had been briefly restricted.
“My Twitter account has been hacked. Just got few calls from friends in India about it. I am in LA and it is 1 am,” Kher told PTI over a text message. Kher’s account has now been restored.
Madhav’s account, though appeared to have been restored, still has the following message as a pinned tweet, “Your account has been hacked by Turkish cyber army ‘Ayyildiz Tim’. Your DM correspondence and important data have been captured. I Love Pakistan.”
Bedi’s account too has an animated clip posted by the hackers and retweeted from her account. The same clip was also posted on Madhav’s page.
Last month, pro-Pakistan hackers had hacked into the Twitter account of Syed Akbaruddin, India’s envoy to the United Nations.