Air India‘s official Twitter account was hacked early in the morning for many hours before being restored, the Air India said today.
Air India to inform our passengers, that the handle is fully functional now. Further, there is no cyber security threat on this handle and security measures have been taken. Messages in the Turkish language were posted on the official Twitter handle @airindiain, an Air India spokesperson said.
#FlyAI : Early today #AirIndia twitter handle @airindiain was hacked. We would like to inform our passengers, that the handle is fully functional now. Further there is no cyber security threat on this handle and security measures have been taken. Thank you @Twitter @TwitterIndia.
— Air India (@airindiain) March 15, 2018
All the malicious content posted on the handle has been removed and the official handle has now been restored, he said.
— Hollywood Pandu (@hollywood_pandu) March 15, 2018
One of the posts by the hackers read, “Last minute important announcement. All our flights have been cancelled. From now on, we will fly with Turkish Airlines.”