Sun. Sep 20th, 2020
PM Modi’s Website’s Twitter Account Briefly Hacked to Ask for Cryptocurrency

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s individual website’s Twitter account was hacked, and tweets posted asking for individuals to donate cryptocurrency. This was confirmed by Twitter, and all the tweets posted as a consequence of the hack have been eliminated. Having said that, screenshots are now becoming circulated on Twitter with individuals even claiming that these tweets have been from PM Modi’s account. Having said that, the PM’s account, which has 61.eight million followers, was not impacted. The tweets have been posted from the Twitter account applied by PM Modi’s official internet site, which has only two.five million followers. 

The now deleted tweets, from the verified account, asked for individuals to donate to the PM Nationwide Relief Fund for COVID 19, and integrated an handle for individuals to donate bitcoin. This appears comparable to a Twitter hack that took spot not long ago, in which the accounts of a number of worldwide leaders have been compromised to request for bitcoins. Twitter confirmed to Devices 360 that the account had been hacked, and that it has taken measures to safe the account. It also stated that no other accounts appeared impacted.

Some of the now deleted tweets from the account.

“We’re conscious of this action and have taken measures to safe the compromised account. We are actively investigating the predicament. At this time, we are not conscious of added accounts becoming impacted,” a Twitter spokesperson wrote to Devices 360.

Devices 360 has also learnt from Twitter that it has discovered no indication or any correlation among this account compromise, and the incident that took spot in July.

At that time, hackers had gotten entry to the accounts of numerous planet leaders and carried out a little something comparable. The official accounts of former US President Barack Obama, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, and media tycoon Mike Bloomberg, along with brand names this kind of as Apple and Uber, have been amongst the ones impacted by the hack.

All these accounts sent out tweets asking individuals to donate cash in Bitcoin. Close to 130 accounts have been targeted by the attackers in the incident. It was later on discovered that a 17-yr-previous Florida boy masterminded the hacking of celebrity accounts on Twitter.

In accordance to the final of the now-deleted tweets whose screenshots are nonetheless circulating, the account was hacked by a group identified as John Wick, which, it was alleged, had also hacked into Paytm Mall. Having said that the tweet denied duty for the Paytm Mall hack.

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