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Official Twitter account of Air India hacked

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

The official account of Indian carrier has been hacked by suspected Turkish hackers on Thursday.

The verified account, which has over thousands of followers, now appears to be in possession of the hackers.

The cover photo of the verified account showed the image of and the tweets displaying in the account are also in Turkish language.

Pro-Turkish tweets are being shared on the account and while filing this report the verified blue tick has also been removed.

One of the retweets claimed that the account has been hacked by the Turkish cyber army Ayyildiz Tim.

The tweet reads, ".Your account has been hacked by the Turkish cyber army Ayyildiz Tim.Your DM correspondence and important data have been captured."

The profile of the page reads, "Ayyildiz Tim Ozel Operasyon Ekibi."

Micro-blogging site usually removes the verification mark from any such account for a brief time when a verified user's handle is changed.

In such incidents, as part of its policy, requires the user to provide their documents again to ensure that the account is still in the right hands.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, March 15 2018. 03:27 IST