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After hacking Amitabh Bachchan's Twitter account, the hacker group posted his password on Darknet

Amitabh Bachchan.(Source: Instagram/@amitabhbachchan) Photograph:( Instagram )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jun 13, 2019, 08.30 AM (IST)

Soon after hacking Amitabh Bachchan's Twitter page, Turkish hacker group going by the name ‘Ayyildiz Tim cyber army’ reportedly posted details of his account including his password on the Darknet, a section of the internet which is not accessible using traditional search engines or web browsers.

According to media reports, the pro-Pakistan Turkish hacker group established in 2002, claimed responsibility hacking the megastar's account and bragged about it on the Dark Net. A few hours later, they also claimed responsibility for hacking the Twitter account of singer Adnan Sami.

While Bachchan`s Twitter account was hacked late on Monday, the hackers took control of Sami`s Twitter account on Tuesday.

“They (the group) also posted the actor’s Twitter password. However, it did not have any bearing as the account was restored within an hour after we wrote to Twitter India,” said a senior police officer to a daily. 

The senior actor is yet to submit an official complaint and the Police so far have not registered a complaint. 

The hacker group changed the display picture of Bachchan’s account to that of Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan and wrote ‘Love Pakistan’ in the bio.

The cover photo of Bachchan's account, which was subsequently 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.

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According to media reports, the pro-Pakistan Turkish hacker group established in 2002, claimed responsibility hacking the megastar's account and bragged about it on the Dark Net.