Filmmaker Karan Johar is the latest one to fall prey to the hacking of Twitter accounts. Actor-producer Kamaal R Khan (KRK) too is sailing in the same boat. Their accounts were hacked on Thursday, but were recovered later in the day.
The tweets sent from KRK’s account were so demeaning, that the actor had to delete them all. KJo, on the other hand, had a hacker who didn’t want to tweet publicly. So instead, he sent out personal messages. KJo later tweeted, “So something weird happening to my Twitter account. Its sending random DM’s to the twitterati. Please be warned. Even KRK's account is hacked! (sic).”
In November 2011, filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt’s account too was hacked. “When it happened, I was completely unaware. KRK called me up asking why I was abusing him on Twitter. That’s when I realised that my account was hacked and the hacker had sent out abusive tweets to many people.”
Late actor Shammi Kapoor’s account wasn’t spared either. The actor, who passed away in August last year, had a tweet sent from his account first, in November 2011 and then again in January 2012. His wife later confirmed that his account had been hacked.
Stars who once believed that Twitter was probably the best way to connect with fans, are now worried about the safety of their accounts. Mahesh Bhatt says, “There is an obsession with Bollywood. Celebrity accounts are most likely to be hacked which is why they should have some way to monitor them constantly. For their own amusement, hackers send out blasphemous tweets from celebrity accounts and such things can have some serious repercussions.”