Narendra Modi had his twitter account hacked on Thursday early this morning. The hacker was reportedly asking for Cryptocurrency to be donated to the PM National Relief Fund. Twitter has confirmed and is currently investigating the Incident .
Narendra Modi, The Prime Minister of India had personal Twitter account of his website hacked today morning. Twitter, the bird app confirmed it this morning. As of now Twitter has taken “steps to secure the compromised account” and is “actively investigating” the incident.
According to multiple reports, the hacked account started tweeting about Cryptocurrency. Cryptocurrency is a digital currency. The account had asked Narendra Modi‘s Twitter followers (Currently at 61.8 Million) to donate to the PM National Relief Fund through Cryptocurrency.
It went by the username of narendramodi_in and had 2.5 million followers and over 37,000 tweets. The account was created in May 2011. The last tweet from the account was on August 31 which quoted Modi’s Tweet. The tweet had a quote of PM Modi from his monthly radio programme “Mann Ki Baat“. Quotidian updates from the Prime Minister’s speeches and other programmes are tweeted from @narendramodi_in. (Source: NDTV)
“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.” A spokesperson from Twitter revealed in a statement.
Many people after this incident raised concerns about the social media’s lack of protection for the internal systems, others were pretty neutral while the rest had a hearty laugh and made memes about it.(Source: HindustanTimes)
His other twitter accounts were however unaffected by this digital breaching. Screenshots of the alleged hacker on twitter have been floating around . In the screenshots, the hacker claims to be “John Wick”, a fictional character played by Hollywod actor Keanu Reeves.
However people aware of the incident say that so far there is no concrete evidence pointed out towards any correlation between this and the July Incident- where many influential people got hacked. Hackers in July had accessed Twitter’s internal systems and solicited digital currency from the accounts of U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden, former US president Barack Obama, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian and many more.