'Bharat' director Ali Abbas Zafar's Twitter, Instagram accounts get hacked
Social media is no more a safe place now, especially for celebrities. After actress Amrita Rao, Bharat director Ali Abbas Zafar is next to have become the recent victim of cyber crime. The filmmaker's Twitter and Instagram accounts were compromised recently. The news was confirmed by Ali himself, who said that he has already reported the matter. Here's more.
Hackers randomly sending messages and pictures. Already reported: Ali
Ali took to micro-blogging site Twitter to share the unfortunate incident. He said that the hackers have been sending random pictures and messages from his Twitter and Instagram accounts, and that he has already reported the matter to concerned authorities. "Hack Alert - Both Twitter and Instagram accounts got hacked, randomly sending messages and pictures. Already reported. Will tweet once it's fixed," he wrote.
Here's the tweet in which Ali informed all
Hack Alert - Both twitter and Instagram accounts got hacked , randomly sending messages and pictures . Already reported . Will tweet once it’s fixed .— ali abbas zafar (@aliabbaszafar) July 16, 2019
Separately, Amrita was locked out of her own Twitter account
Recently Ishq Vishk actress Amrita Rao faced a similar situation after she was locked out of her Twitter account. The actress revealed that she received a spam link, opening which led to the hacking. "My social media team opened the link. It asked for the password, and then it didn't lead anywhere. Eventually, I was locked out of my own Twitter account," she added.
Someone is operating with a clear plan, said Amrita
"A few months ago, I got a similar link from Tusshar's (Kapoor) account. He is an actor and a buddy," the 38-year-old said. "My team didn't open the link, and when we asked him, he told us he hadn't sent anything and that his account had been hacked into as well. So, someone is operating with a clear plan," she asserted.
Turkish hacker group had targeted Big B, Adnan Sami earlier
Apart from Ali and Amrita, celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan and Adnan Sami have been targeted by hackers earlier. Notably, both Big B and Adnan were attacked by a Turkish hacker group named Ayyildiz Tim, who made several pro-Pakistani tweets from both the accounts. This group had also hijacked several other celebrity accounts including those of Shahid Kapoor, Abhishek Bachchan, Anupam Kher and many others.