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Last Updated : Feb 06, 2018 08:30 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

Twitter accounts of Kiran Bedi, Anupam Kher, 3 others hacked and temporarily suspended

The cyber attack is said to have been done by Turkish cyber army ayyildiz tim.

Twitter accounts of Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry Kiran Bedi, actor Anupam Kher, economist Kaushik Basu, Rajya Sabh MP Swapan Dasgupta and  BJP National General Secretary Ram Madhav have reportedly been hacked by 'Pro-Pakistan' cyber army.

The cyber attack is said to have been carried out by Turkish cyber army ayyildiz tim.

On account of this, the social media firm briefly suspended the accounts. The verified mark, the blue tick next to the name of the Twitter user which ascertains a profile's authenticity, was taken off the profiles of Anupam Kher and Ram Madhav. The mark has been restored now.

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Bedi's account is the latest account the 'cyber army' hacked. The hacking procedure is similar to that of the others. "My Twitter account has been hacked," Bedi told PTI in a message. Here is what has happened -

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"My Twitter account has been hacked. Just got few calls from friends in India about it. I am in LA and it is 1 am," Kher told PTI.

Kher explained that he had received a direct message on Twitter from  Rajya Sabha MP Swapan Dasgupta. The hack started after he had opened the link which was in the message.

A pinned tweet on Dasgupta's had earlier stated : "Hello there! I want to introduce ourselves first. In 2002, the Republic of Turkey to protect it from cyber attacks and to combat terrorist organisations were founded. Turkey's first cyber army of. We have 300,000s (sic)."

Other tweets which were sent across by their accounts were "I love Pakistan" tweets, among other tweets which were written in Turkish.

The accounts have been restored now. As a safety measure, the social media firm warns users not to click on the links in DMs coming from unknown accounts.

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First Published on Feb 6, 2018 05:15 pm
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