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Amitabh Bachchan's Twitter account gets hacked, profile picture changed to Pak PM's

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

WION Web Team New Delhi Jun 11, 2019, 07.02 AM (IST)

Superstar Amitabh Bachchan's twitter account is the latest star account to fall prey to hackers. The actor's Twitter account was reportedly hacked on Monday night by a Turkish hacker group called Ayyildiz Tim. 

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.

A spokesperson for Mumbai Police told a news agency that they have informed the cyber unit and the matter is being investigated.

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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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." 

"We have informed our cyber unit and Maharashtra Cyber about hacked Twitter account of Amitabh Bachchan. They are investigating the matter. Further updates awaited," the Mumbai Police PRO said in a statement.

The same group had previously hacked Twitter accounts of actors Shahid Kapoor and Anupam Kher among others. Big B's son Abhishek Bachchan's Twitter account too was hacked a few months back. 

Howevere, the account seemed to have been restored within half-an-hour. 

(With inputs from PTI)