The 62-year-old actor informed via a text message saying, “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.”
The Big Sick actor also added that he received a link from Rajya Sabha MP Swapan Dasgupta in a direct message, which he clicked upon. Dasgupta’s Twitter account is reportedly said to have been compromised by Turkish Pro-Pak hackers. “Got a DM yesterday from Mr Swapan Dasgupta’s account about a link. A first from him. So opened it. Have spoken to Twitter already,” Kher said.
A tweet from Kher’s Twitter handle read, “your account has been hacked by the Turkish cyber army Ayyildiz Tim. Your DM correspondence and important data have been captured!’ ‘I Love Pakistan’”
Kher’s Twitter handle is currently suspended and a message reading ‘Caution: This account is temporarily restricted’ is being displayed when one visits the actor’s account.
(With inputs from PTI)