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 reduction fund via cryptocurrency.
The incident comes after a number of Twitter accounts of outstanding personalities had been hacked in July.
Twitter mentioned 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 mentioned 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 software.
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 via cryptocurrency.
Hackers had in July accessed Twitter’s inside methods to hijack a few 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 forex. – Reuters