The Twitter account of the personal website and mobile app of Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is one of the most active politicians on social media was hacked on the early hours of Thursday. Confirming the same, the micro-blogging site Twitter stated that it has been taking 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 in an emailed statement. While the PMO is yet to respond o the tweets posted on the account which has more than 2.5 million followers, the tweets were removed.
Hours after the Modi-led Central government banned 118 Chinese apps including PUBG, a series of tweets were posted from the official PM account asking its followers to donate to a relief fund through cryptocurrency.
It can be noted that the Twitter accounts of technology giants, politicians, celebrities and major firms were hacked in July as bogus tweets offered to send $2,000 for every $1,000 sent to an anonymous Bitcoin address.