Singer Adnan Sami’s Twitter account was hacked and his profile picture replaced with that of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday, a day after megastar Amitabh Bachchan’s account on the micro-blogging platform was hacked.
A photograph on Sami’s profile also featured a flag each of Turkey and Pakistan.
It was captioned: “We would be happy to visit our brother country Pakistan and have a cup of tea with your esteemed Prime Minister. This will be a great opportunity to visit your country and meet our brothers. Imran Khan.”
Sami’s profile was deactivated within minutes of the hacking. His profile was restored with the blue tick intact, but his past tweets were missing, and a post read: “My account has been hacked. Support me on this account. Retweet please.”
Earlier, Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan’s Twitter account was also hacked, and his profile picture replaced with that of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday night.
His Twitter biography, which usually reads, “Actor... well at least some still saying so!”, was suffixed by “Love Pakistan”.
Additionally, three posts were sent out and the verified profile’s cover image was also changed. One of the posts includes a picture of Khan with the Pakistan flag.
Another tweet, which was pinned, read: “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.”
The hacking was taken note of within minutes.
“We have informed our cyber unit and the Maharashtra Cyber about the hacked Twitter account of Amitabh Bachchan. They are investigating the matter,” a police spokesperson said in a statement.
The actor has 37.4 million followers on Twitter, where he regularly shares posts with what he calls his “extended family”. (IANS)
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