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BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav's Twitter account hacked by Pro-Pakistan Turkish hackers

After veteran actor Anupam Kher's Twitter account was hacked early on Tuesday, BJP National General Secretary Ram Madhav's account suffered the same fate from the same group of hackers.

Madhav's account @rammadhavbjpTC was compromised by a Turkey-based group of hackers, Ayyildiz Tim.

Screengrab of Ram Madhav's account when it was compromised.

Screengrab of Ram Madhav's account when it was compromised.

Kher said that he was hacked on the microblogging site after he clicked on a link sent by Rajya Sabha MP Swapan Dasgupta in a direct message, a first-ever from him on Monday. Dasgupta's Twitter account was also compromised by Turkish hackers.

The Pro-Pakistan Turkish "cyber army" made their support pretty clear with a tweet that ends with "I Love Pakistan." The rest of the tweet, which also features a video, says, "Your account has been hacked by the Turkish cyber army Ayyildiz Tim. Your DM correspondence and important data have been captured."

The pinned tweet on the account when it was hacked.

The pinned tweet on the account when it was hacked.

The handle of the account also seems to be devoid of the ‘blue tick’ that shows up on verified Twitter accounts. According to The Wire, top diplomat Syed Akbaruddin's Twitter handle had temporarily suffered the same fate this year.

Another tweet posted on Ram Madhav's account by Turkey-based group of hackers, Ayyildiz Tim.

Another tweet posted on Ram Madhav's account by a Turkey-based group of hackers, Ayyildiz Tim.

Madhav's account is yet to be temporarily restricted, unlike the account of Dasgupta and Kher. Twitter generally temporarily restricts accounts when they notice unusual activity from the handle. Some the tweets initially posted by the hackers seem to have been deleted from the account.

The @rammadhavbjpTC Twitter account does not show up anymore.

The @rammadhavbjpTC Twitter account does not show up anymore.

As of 3.19 pm, the @rammadhavbjpTC Twitter handle doesn't show up anymore.

The Twitter Support handle recently posted that its team is working on resolving the issue that is "affecting a small number of Indian users."


Published Date: Feb 06, 2018 15:24 PM | Updated Date: Feb 06, 2018 17:06 PM

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