Hackers replace Amitabh Bachchan’s Twitter pic with Imran Khan’s photo

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MUMBAI: Indian megastar Amitabh Bachchan’s Twitter account was hacked on Monday night by a suspected Turkish hacker group.

The group Ayyildiz Tim replaced Mr Bachchan’s profile picture with a photo of Prime Minister Imran Khan. It and also changed the bio, adding “Love Pakistan” and an emoji of the Turkish flag.

The account was later restored.

Indian news agency PTI quoted Mumbai police as saying that a cyber unit has been alerted and the matter was being investigated.

The cover photo of Bachchan’s account, which was later deleted, showed the promo picture of the group with an eagle in flight.

“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,” read the first tweet after the cyber attack, which occurred around 11.40 pm on Monday.

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.”

The same group had allegedly hacked Twitter accounts of Bollwyood actors Shahid Kapoor and Anupam Kher among others.