PM Modi’s Twitter handle hacked, restored later; Bitcoin tweet deleted

Posted on December 12, 2021, 4:51 am
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NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Twitter account was briefly hacked on Sunday.

The account was restored shortly after a tweet related to cryptocurrency was promoted through PM’s account.

“The Twitter handle of PM @narendramodi was very briefly compromised. The matter was escalated to Twitter and the account has been immediately secured. In the brief period that the account was compromised, any tweet shared must be ignored,” PMO India said in a tweet.

Before the account was restored, a tweet was shared with a URL on PM Modi’s timeline which read, “India has officially adopted bitcoin as legal tender. The government has officially bought 500 BTC and is distributing them to all residents of the country.”

According to sources, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology’s Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-IN) is on the job and is trying to identify the source of the hacking incident. The latest technology is being used for the same.

The tweet was soon deleted but not before #Hacked began trending in India.

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