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Pawan Kalyan's Twitter account hacked; what to do if your account is compromised

Take corrective action immediately. Read on

India TV Entertainment Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: May 17, 2017 19:14 IST ]
Popular south cinema actor Pawan Kalyan

Actor Pawan Kalyan's 2 million followers were in for a shock today as the popular actor's Twitter account was hacked. He is unable to access his Twitter account.

The "Katamarayudu" star tweets with the @PawanKalyan handle.

"Janasena chief Pawan Kalyan's official twitter account has been blocked. We believe it has been hacked. After checking with experts, severe action will be taken," read a statement from Kalyan's party Janasena.

Pawan Kalyan joined Twitter in 2015 and has been quite active since then. He has nearly 2 million followers on the social networking site.

On the career front, he is currently shooting for a yet-untitled project with director Trivikram. They have teamed up for the third time after Jalsa and Attarintiki Daredi. He is also reportedly in talks to star in the Telugu remake of Jolly LLB 2.

What to do if your account is hacked

The Twitter website says: If you think you've been hacked and you're unable to log in with your username and password, please take the following two steps:

1. Request a password reset.

Reset your password by requesting an email from the password reset form. Try entering both your username and email address, and be sure to check for the reset email at the address associated with your Twitter account.

If you're able to log in after the password reset, please re-secure your account by following the steps listed here.

2. Contact Support if you still require assistance.

If you still can't log in, contact us by submitting a Support request. Please choose "Hacked account" from the list of options. Be sure to use the email address you associated with the hacked Twitter account; we'll then send additional information and instructions to that email address. Include both your username and the date you last had access to your account.

If you've lost access to the actual email account associated with your Twitter account, please see this help page.


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