Celeb account hacking continues. After Mahesh Bhatt and Ali Zafar, now it is director Karan Johar and actor – producer – director KRK or Kamal Khan’s account that are being targeted by the hackers. Celebrities from around the world are facing this problem with hackers who are taking over their accounts to foul play with them.
First it was imposters who created accounts in the name of celebrities in different social networks and micro – blogging sites. They claimed themselves to be actual accounts of the stars and spread messages on their behalf and even dealt with a huge fan following on their names. This made a fool out of the public who talked to some imposter while thinking him to be the real artist. This was mental pain for the celebs too as messages passed on their names were always not legible and soft. But now the entire scenario changed into real hacking of verified accounts of the celebs. This is even more serious as the tweets and the messages coming out from their account addressed to other celebs carry the verified identity of their own with them. So foul messages posted are very obviously though to be an act of the celebrities themselves.
Director Mahesh Bhatt and actor-singer Ali Zafar faced same consequences when their accounts were hacked previously. Mahesh Bhatt’s account was hacked November last year. The hackers got into his personal and verified twitter account and filthy messages were sent that carried mentions about news making actors like Kamal Khan, Sunny Leone and Poonam Pandey. The message from his id that created a great fuss was, “@kamaalrkhan @SunnyLeone @iPoonampandey #AapC******Hain”. Actor Kamal Khan was stunned when he read this message and was even more surprised to see this coming right from director Mahesh Bhatt’s verified account. Later Mahesh Bhatt clarified that his account was hacked and used to abuse actors like Kamal Khan, Sunny Leone and Poonam Pandey. He also said that act like this are potentially dangerous.
Twitter and other micro – blogging sites have become famous and from the point of view of the stars, they have grown to be more important as they use them to reach out to the world and their fan followers. So hackers getting into their private and verified accounts to spread foul and filthy messages affect their image to a large extent. The problem increases when the messages from an actor’s account are directly addressed to other actors as it creates a cold scuffle between them.
Celeb Ashton Kutcher also did fall prey to these hackers but in a very unique manner. The celeb had a huge fan following of as much as 8.5 million approximately when his account was hacked. In this case the hacker wrote a message in his behalf to him in the account itself which said that the celeb is punked and his account is not secure. The hacker also post scripted that this act was for the youth who doesn’t deserve to have such insecure facebook or twitter accounts. It seemed like the hackers did this hacking just to increase the awareness against the hacking itself. The accounts of the celeb are growing hotspots for the hackers to spread their spamming links to the world.