Actor-turned-politician Khushbu Sundar.
Chennai: Amid a national uproar over foreign hackers targeting social media account and personal numbers of politicians and journalists in India, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Khushbu Sundar’s Twitter account was hacked on Tuesday.
The former Tamil cinema actor said that she will give a written complaint about the hacking to the Tamil Nadu Director General of Police.
She also appealed to the hackers to not incite violence using her account.
“Since all the tweets are deleted or archived by this hacker, I hope it does not spread hate, incite violence, or personally attack someone. Also, it should not be used for any anti-national activity,” Sundar told news agency ANI.
An international media consortium had on July 18 (Sunday) reported that more than 300 verified mobile phone numbers, including that of two serving ministers, over 40 journalists, three Opposition leaders, one sitting Judge, business persons and activists in India could have been targeted by hackers through the Israeli-made Pegasus spyware.