Bengaluru, September 3
Twitter confirmed on Thursday that an account of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s private web site was hacked with a collection of tweets asking its followers to donate to a aid fund by way of cryptocurrency.
The incident comes after a number of Twitter accounts of distinguished personalities had been hacked in July.
Twitter stated it was conscious of the exercise with Modi’s web site account and has taken steps to safe it.
“We are actively investigating the situation. At this time, we are not aware of additional accounts being impacted,” a Twitter spokeswoman stated in an emailed assertion.
Modi’s workplace didn’t instantly reply to a request for touch upon the tweets posted on the account @narendramodi_in.
The account, with over 2.5 million followers, is the official Twitter deal with for Modi’s private web site (https://www.narendramodi.in/) and the Narendra Modi cell utility.
Modi’s private Twitter account, which was unaffected by this incident, has over 61 million followers.
The tweets, which have since been taken down, requested the followers to donate to the PM National Relief Fund by way of cryptocurrency.
Hackers had in July accessed Twitter’s inside techniques to hijack a number of the platform’s high voices together with US presidential candidate Joe Biden, former U.S. President Barack Obama and billionaire Elon Musk, and used them to solicit digital foreign money. – Reuters