“Air India’s official Twitter account hacked” last night 14-03-2018, but now its fully under control in Airline. So here is the full story of “Account hacking of Air India’s official Twitter account”. In this post, you will get the information about who is behind the hacking of the “Air India official Twitter account” and how Air India take control on there official Air India’s twitter account
The official Twitter handle of national carrier Air India was hacked last night. The cyber attack came to notice late midnight on Thursday after a series of tweets, including one, in particular, claiming cancellation of all Air India flights was tweeted by the official account of the airline. As per the latest information, the Twitter handle is ‘fully functional now’. You can see below the tweet which was twitted by the Air India’s official account hackers.
Let’s know what the airlines say about the hacking and how Airline India get over from cyber attack:
The airlines tweeted from its official handle, “Early today Air India twitter handle was hacked. We would like to inform our passengers, that the handle is fully functional now and now in under control of Air India. Further, there is no cyber security threat on this handle and security measures have been taken. Thank you, Twitter, Twitter India.”
Earlier Air India had issued a statement saying: “The Air India official twitter handle @airtindiain has been hacked late last night with a malafide intent to mislead passengers. Air India immediately move into action and took up the matter with the Twitter authorities. All malicious content was removed on a war-footing. It is expected that normalcy would be restored soon. All Air India flights are operating as per schedule. Passengers are requested to ignore any misleading and mischievous communication on our operations.”
Now let’s know who hacked the Air India’s official Twitter account:
Pro-Turkish tweets were shared on the account, one of the tweets read, “Your account has been hacked by the Turkish cyber army Ayyildiz Tim. Your DM correspondence and important data have been captured.”
Another tweet, which was pinned to the page read, “Last minute important announcement: All our flights have been cancelled. From now we will fly with Turkish Airlines.” As you can see the twitter page screenshot of Air India’s official Twitter account above in this article.
Information says that the hackers changed the official Air India Twitter handle which is twitter@airindiain to Twitter@airindiaTR.
The Twitter handle of Air India, which has over thousands of followers, has been overridden by I ayyildizt group which claims to be a Turkish Cypriot Army on their Twitter handle. Twitter also removed the verified mark from the Air India handle after its name was changed by the hackers.
So that’s all information coming from Air India and all happened to the Air India’s official Twitter account. If any news and coming I will post article again about the “hacking of Air India’s official Twitter account”. Thank you for being with us.