Cybercrime is on the rise all around the globe. Last month TV channel Cartoon Network’s website was hacked in 16 countries and kids content was replaced by Arabic memes, Brazillian music videos, and a male stripper! In another such incident, a 17-year-old techie gained unauthorised access into Apple Inc.’s system in the hopes of securing a job offer. But the latest victim of a Turkish hacking group was Bollywood veteran, Amitabh Bachchan.
The Hindu reports that the actor’s account, @SrBachchan, was hacked on Monday night (10 June) and his picture replaced by that of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan. Furthermore, his bio which earlier read “Actor… well at least some still saying so!” was changed to “Love Pakistan”.
Consequently, the group posted a tweet saying, “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 Ayyıldız Tim Turkish Cyber Armny +++”.
Mr. Bachchan’s account now seems to be restored as all the hacked tweets and pictures have been deleted. A case has also been registered with the Cyber police station in BKC who are looking into the matter.
We hope that Maharashtra cyber cell gets to the bottom of this crime and ensures that such a thing does not happen in the future.