Air India’s Twitter hacked, restored ; probe underway

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New Delhi, March 15: The official Twitter handle of National carrier Air India has been restored after it was hacked on Thursday. 

According to a senior airline official, Air India has launched a probe into the matter.

“The official Twitter handle has been restored (after it was hacked). We have commenced our investigation into the matter,” the official told IANS here.

Hackers broke into the Air India’s official Twitter account on early Thursday, shared posts in Turkish language, including flight cancellation announcements.

They changed the official handle @airindiain to @airindiaTR.

“Last minute important announcement. All our flights have been cancelled. From now on, we will fly with Turkish Airlines,” read one of the messages from the hackers.

The group “I ayyAldAzt” claimed to be a Turkish Cypriot Army on their Twitter handle.

“Your account has been hacked by the Turkish cyber army Ayyildiz Tim. Your DM correspondence and important data have been captured,” another tweet posted before the official Air India Twitter handle was restored.

The national carrier has 1,46,000 followers on Twitter.

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