Twitter account linked to Modi’s personal website hacked
Published: 10:44 AM, 3 September 2020 Updated: 09:18 PM, 3 September 2020
The Twitter account for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s personal website and mobile app was reportedly hacked at around 3:15 am on Thursday. The account has 2.5 million followers. Twitter has confirmed the matter.
In a query of Indian daily Hindustan Times, a Twitter spokesperson said, “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.”
While it did not specify the details of the hacking, a report by news agency Reuters said a series of tweets asking followers of the page to donate to a relief fund through cryptocurrency were put out.
The incident comes after several Twitter accounts of prominent personalities were hacked in July.
Screenshots of the alleged hacking, circulating on Twitter, claimed that the breach was carried out by a hacker claiming to be John Wick.
“Yes this account is hacked by John Wick ([email protected]), We have not hacked Paytm Mall,” read one of the tweets posted on the account.
“I appeal to you all to donate generously to PM National Relief Fund for Covid-19, Now India begin with crypto currency, Kindly Donate eth to 0xae073DB1e5752faFF169B1ede7E8E94bF7f80Be6,” read another tweet.