The Twitter account of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s personal website was hacked on Thursday (September 3) morning. The hackers also posted some cryptic tweets after hacking the website.
Twitter confirmed the hacking of PM Modi’s personal website and said that it taken necessary steps to secure the compromised account. “We are actively investigating the situation. At this time, we are not aware of additional accounts being impacted,” a Twitter spokesperson said.
The tweets, which are now deleted, asked PM Modi’s followers to donate to the PM National Relief Fund through cryptocurrency.
It is to be noted that the the verified Twitter account (@narendramodi_in), which is linked to PM Narendra Modi’s personal website, has over 2.5 million followers. PM Modi’s personal Twitter account, however, was not hit by the breach. The personal Twitter account of PM Modi has over 61 million followers.
It may be recalled that Twitter accounts of many eminent personalities, including politicians, technology giants, celebrities etc, were hacked by some unidentified hackers in July.
Twitter accounts of Warren Buffett, Jeff Bezos, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Bill Gates,Elon Musk and several other known names were breached and messages related to crpytocurrency were posted on their accounts.
Days after the breach, India’s cyber security nodal agency CERT-In had issued notice to Twitter seeking details of the global hack targeting high-profile users.