Air India Twitter Account Hacked; Later Restored
Messages in Turkish language were posted on the handle @airindiain to mislead passengers.
Air India Twitter Account Hacked; Later Restored (Image: AFP)
"Early today #AirIndia twitter handle @airindiain was hacked. We would like to inform our passengers, that the handle is fully functional now," the airline said in a tweet at little past 1220 hours. There is no cyber security threat on this handle and security measures have been taken, the airline said, adding "Thank you @Twitter @TwitterIndia". Air India has 1,46,000 followers on Twitter. When contacted, a Twitter spokesperson said in a statement, "We take account security and privacy very seriously. Our teams are working to resolve the immediate issue in India, and on a range of longer-term solutions".
#FlyAI : Early today #AirIndia twitter handle @airindiain was hacked. We would like to inform our passengers, that the handle is fully functional now. Further there is no cyber security threat on this handle and security measures have been taken. Thank you @Twitter @TwitterIndia.— Air India (@airindiain) March 15, 2018
The statement came before Air India's tweet on restoring the Twitter handle. In the morning, the spokesperson said Air India immediately swung into action and took up the matter with the Twitter authorities. "All malicious content was removed on a war-footing," he said in a statement. One of the posts by the hackers read, "Last minute important announcement. All our flights have been cancelled. From now on, we will fly with Turkish Airlines". Against this backdrop, the spokesperson had said that all Air India flights are operating as per schedule and requested passengers to ignore any misleading and mischievous communication on operations.
Watch: Google Assistant Powered Home Automation | First Look at MWC 2018
Recommended For You
- Inside Pics of Mira Rajput's Baby Shower: Shahid , Ishaan, Janhvi Make it Special for the Mom-To-Be
- FIFA World Cup 2018: France Lift Second Cup After Beating Croatia in Thrilling Final
- Injured Wriddhiman Saha in Doubt for England Tests, Dinesh Karthik Likely Replacement
- FIFA World Cup 2018 Moments: From Maradona's Antics to Neymar's Theatrics
- FIFA World Cup 2018: Luka Modric Wins Golden Ball, Mbappe Young Player Award