Twitter Account of PM Modi’s Website Hacked With Posts on Bitcoin
“We’re aware of this activity and have taken steps to secure the compromised account,” Twitter said.
The Twitter account of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's personal website and mobile app was hacked, the social media website said on Thursday, 3 September.
The account, narendramodi_in, reportedly had tweets asking people "to donate generously to PM National Relief Fund for COVID-19". "Now India begin with crypto currency, Kindly Donate Bitcoin...," multiple tweets read.
"Yes this account is hacked by John Wick. We have not hacked Paytm Mall," another tweet read.
The posts have since been deleted.
"We're aware of this activity and have taken steps to secure the compromised account. We are actively investigating the situation. At this time, we are not aware of additional accounts being impacted," Twitter was quoted as saying in a statement.
Other Famous People Whose Accounts Were Hacked
Previously Twitter accounts of US presidential candidate Joe Biden, former US President Barack Obama, billionaire Elon Musk and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, among others, were hacked and used to seek digital currency, as well.
More About PM Modi’s Twitter Account
PM Modi’s Twitter account account has 2.5 million followers. The last tweet from the account was on 31 August.
Apart from this, PM Modi has a personal Twitter account, as well as the account of the Prime Minister's Office (PMO).
(With inputs from Reuters)
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