Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s personal Twitter account was briefly compromised. His office posted on the micro-blogging site early on Sunday morning. This comes after it shared a scam link promising a bitcoin giveaway.
However, the account was restored soon and the malicious tweets have been deleted.
The Twitter handle of PM @narendramodi was very briefly compromised. The matter was escalated to Twitter and the account has been immediately secured.
As per the screenshots shared by several Twitter users, tweets readout, “India has officially accepted bitcoin as legal tender. The government has officially bought 500 BTC and distributed them to all residents of the country.”
But the tweet was soon deleted. Sooner, hashtag #Hacked began trending on Twitter in India.
Users began sharing the screenshot of the now-deleted tweet on a micro-blogging site.
In September 2020, the Twitter account linked to PM Modi‘s personal website and mobile app was also hacked by an unknown group.
In the past several popular faces have gone through this phase when their Twitter accounts were hacked. PM Modi, a big face in the world also had this experience when his Twitter account was briefly compromised.
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