PM’s Twitter account hacked, shares crypto scam link; now restored
Guwahati: The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on Sunday informed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Twitter account had been “very briefly compromised.”
After the situation was escalated to the microblogging site, it was secured later.
Taking to Twitter, PMO India wrote, “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.”
However, the account has restored and the tweets deleted.
Several Twitter users shared screenshots of PM Modi’s @narendramodi account tweets, which read: “India has officially accepted bitcoin as legal tender. The government has officially bought 500 BTC and distributing them to all residents of the country.” Along with the tweet, a possible scam link was also attached.
After PM Modi’s account was compromised, the hashtag Hacked (#hacked) quickly began treanding in India.
Meanwhile, Twitter clarified that they completed the required procedures to restore the account and that there are no other accounts that have been impacted.