PM Narendra Modi’s Website Twitter Account Hacked, Followers Asked to Donate Bitcoins
The Twitter account of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s personal website became a victim of cyber attack on Thursday. The mentioned account was hacked and its followers were asked to donate cryptocurrency to the PM National Relief Fund.
The micro blogging platform has started the investigation and ensured that the necessary steps have been taken to secure the account.
“We are actively investigating the situation. At this time, we are not aware of additional accounts being impacted,” a spokeswoman of Twitter said in a statement.
“Since the attack, we’ve significantly limited access to our internal tools and systems to ensure ongoing account security while we complete our investigation,” the statement read further.
The compromised account goes by the name ‘@narendramodi_in’ and has over 2.5 million followers. Meanwhile, Modi has a personal Twitter account ‘@narendramodi’ since 2009 with a followers base of over 61 million users.
In July, several other world leaders and prominent personalities became victims of hacking for the same purpose. Former US President Barack Obama, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and US presidential candidate Joe Biden were among them.
“Happy Wednesday! I am giving back Bitcoin to all of my followers. I am doubling all payments sent to the Bitcoin address below. You send 0.1 BTC, I send 0.2 BTC back!” read one of the tweets on Musk’s hacked account.
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