Up-to-date: February 13, 2018 12:06 am
Previous India shooter and Beijing Olympics gold medallist Abhinav Bindra’s official Twitter account fell prey to a cyber attack on late Monday evening. The account was not only hacked but a pair of tweets were made. Just one of the tweets claimed, “Operation in Afrin, I assistance Turkey.” As a safety measure, the account however was afterwards quickly suspended.
Bindra is not the very first Indian to have his/her account hacked this month. Last 7 days, a slew of attacks saw Anupam Kher, Abhishek Bachchan, Swapan Dasgupta, Ram Madhav, Kiran Bedi and Pritish Nandy’s social media existence compromised on the microblogging service. The accounts have been hacked by a team that goes by the title of “Turkish Cyber Army”.
On Saturday, Japanese athletics manufacturer Yonex allegedly experienced its Instagram account hacked and a article was uploaded that claimed the corporation experienced parted means with India’s star badminton player PV Sindhu as she belongs to a “poor place like India”.
“Yonex suggests goodbye to Sindhu. Gamers from poor nations like India will no lengthier be sponsored by Yonex as we modify our focus to the Japanese youth” study the caption along with an graphic of Sindhu in action.
The corporation afterwards issued a clarification that their account was hacked. Sindhu, too, afterwards discovered that the corporation experienced issued an apology to her.