New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Ever since the Twitter account of Amitabh Bachchan was hacked by a Turkish hacker, hilarious memes seem to have flooded the internet.
The hackers of senior Bachchan’s Twitter account on Monday and replaced his profile picture with that of Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan. They further modified the superstar’s bio with “Actor, well at least some are STILL saying so !! Love Pakistan”.
With 37.4 million followers, Bachchan is very active on Twitter and has shared over 64,000 tweets since he joined the platform in 2010.
Teweeple were quick to notice the hacked account of the ‘Badla’ actor and almost immediately began sharing witty memes and one-liners on the platform.
“Everyone is abusing the hackers in Amitabh Bachchan’s account, when he wakes up in the morning and logs into his account he will think that his fans are abusing him,” a concerned Twitter user wrote.
The first tweet that was shared after the mega star’s account was hacked claimed the cyber attck.
“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 Ayy?ld?z Tim Turkish Cyber Armny +++,” the tweet read, followed by a “We are waiting for your support” post.
“India has reached Mars, poor kids still busy trying to enter our Twitter accounts. Grow up kids,” a person posted.
Quoting Bachchan’s popular style from ‘Kon Banega Crorepati’, another user wrote, “Samay agaya hai aapse Vida lenay ka. Good night to Amitabh Bachchan only”.
According to Manjunath Singe, Deputy Commissioner of Police, the hack attack is being investigated by the Mumbai Police cyber unit along with the Maharashtra Cyber unit.
The same group of hackers have previously targeted other Bollywood celebrities including Shahid Kapoor and Anupam Kher and have hacked their social media accounts as well.
Taking a rather soft spin at the situation, Bollywood director Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri took to Twitter and wrote, “Can someone hack the poet inside Mr @SrBachchan and expose his poetry to the world? I remember he wrote one beautiful poem when he was injured during ‘Coolie’. Can someone find it? Please.”
Bachchan’s account was restored by the platform within an hour of it getting hacked.
The veteran actor has not acknowledge the cyber attack on his Twitter handle as yet.