Amitabh Bachchan must have had a sleepless night as his Twitter just got hacked yesterday. The hackers took this opportunity to take the term ‘keyboard warrior’ to the next level.
We keep hearing of data leaks and privacy issues in this digital age. We all think that it couldn’t happen to us, and then someone just goes and demonstrates that not even a high-profile celeb like Amitabh Bachchan is safe.
If the Indian government can't protect Amitabh Bachchan's twitter account, can we trust them with our Aadhaar data?
— Ketan Panchal (@KetPan) June 10, 2019
When Big B’s account was hacked yesterday, Twitter went into overdrive. We got some priceless and witty reactions as well.
Here’s what the hacked account tweeted, going all political:
If it wasn’t already clear at this point, the hackers were Turkish, (or so they wanted us to think so). The Turkish flag in a tweet about Indian social disparity and then highlighting an issue specific to Turkish footballers, it doesn’t get more obvious than this.
The hackers identified themselves as ‘Ayyildiz Tim Turkish Cyber Army’ or Turkish Cyber Army (ironically hacking is an Icelandic specialty).
These hackers are fanboys (or maybe fan-girls) of Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan. They replaced the display picture of Amitabh Bachchan with that of Imran Khan.
Some Indians, as usual, pinned it on Pakistan.
Amitabh Bachchan's twitter account hacked by Pakistanis.
— ?? Manoj Singh ?? (@manojkrs29) June 10, 2019
Some suggested a collaboration.
Pak kid 1:Poore world me koi bhaav nhi de rha?
Pak kid 2:Haan,even Dhoni's gloves are getting more attention than our team in WC?
Pak kid 1:kuch karte hain to get back some attention?
**Hires Turkish cyber team to hack #AmitabhBachchan's account & post "Love you Pakistan"**
— Sir Jadeja fan (@SirJadeja) June 10, 2019
— S.A.L.A.D (@99ShadesofSalar) June 10, 2019
Or was it a ‘Major Adnan Sami strikes again!‘
— Wania hassan?? (@Kathrin_bridges) June 10, 2019
More people ‘confirmed’ it was our not so secret ‘undercover agent’.
People think it's Turkey but I know the truth.
— Dr Farhan K Virk (@FarhanKVirk) June 10, 2019
What if Big B was a mole all along?
— محمد اسد ?? (@GoStudyAsad) June 10, 2019
#Amitabhbachchan just tried to ruin our plan. He's working as a secret Pakistani agent in India and today he revealed his love for Pakistan in excitement. Please pray that he's safe after all this that happened today ??? pic.twitter.com/Y5rp5LRofi
— The GrEat LeGenD (@usman5006) June 10, 2019
— ھاۓ اون چاۓ (@HighOnChaye) June 10, 2019
Not everyone loved the bromance.
When the hacker has a pathetic sense of humour!! ??
— Manjinder S Sirsa (@mssirsa) June 10, 2019
Speaking of romance, we’re wondering who did this?
— Nitin ?? (@viratfanalways) June 10, 2019
— Starkboy (@Marieejuana_) June 10, 2019
Other hilarious comments include:
— Farwa (@farwaa_zaidi5) June 10, 2019
— Stree ? (@goal_digger__) June 10, 2019
Another real reaction. Good thing the tweets were deleted, but screenshots are forever:
— FK (@faisalkapadia) June 10, 2019
Amitabh Regains Control of Twitter Account
The account was later recovered and order was restored. There were some side effects on Big B’s attitude though.
bhery bhel done ? https://t.co/xMNpRT8ZCe
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) June 11, 2019
And the theories come rolling in……..
These two guys hacked Amitabh Bachchan's Twitter account with the collaboration of turkish hackers….!
A huge round of applause for these two living Legends.? pic.twitter.com/CZ3Ejxzzjl
— Mubeen cH (@Mubeen_says) June 10, 2019
— Elliot Alderson (@fs0c131y) June 10, 2019
At least we got some good laughs out of the whole thing. Amitabh Bachchan not so much.