Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan’s Twitter handle was hacked earlier on Monday. The hackers are speculated to be pro-Pakistan Turkish hacker group, Ayyildiz Tim Turkish Cyber Army. The group replaced his 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.
No sooner Amitabh Bachchan was the victim of cybercrime, on Tuesday the same group hacked Bollywood singer Adnan Sami’s handle. Unlike Bachchan, they put up Pakistan and Turkey's flags as images and Khan's face as the profile display image.
However, now Indian cybercrime agencies came across chatter on the dark web claiming responsibility for the act. The cyberpolice in Mumbai and the Maharashtra Cyber Crime Cell had initiated an investigation into the matter.
According to the reports from The Hindu, after the account was hacked, chatter on the dark web attributed the act to a Middle Eastern hacker, who was widely lauded on the dark web through the night.
The Special Inspector General of Police Brijesh Singh (Maharashtra Cyber) said, “We observed certain elements boasting about the hack on the dark web. Sensitive details about the hacked account were also shared.”
The report also mentioned that the police officials are working in collaboration with Twitter authorities as the police restored Amitabh Bachchan’s Twitter on Tuesday morning.
Earlier back in 2018, the same group had hacked actor Shahid Kapoor’s twitter handle as they shared that Turkish invader Alauddin Khilji was not a barbaric invader, as depicted in Shahid's film, Padmaavat.