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PM Modi’s Twitter account hacked

Prime Minister Narendra Modi. File

Prime Minister Narendra Modi. File

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The Twitter account of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s website narendramodi.in was hacked early on Thursday morning with hackers attempting to solicit cryptocurrency from his followers.

The U.S.-headquartered social media giant said that it was aware of this activity and had 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 Twitter spokesperson said in an emailed reply.

Twitter suffered a major hack in July this year wherein some hackers were able to get access to its internal systems to take control of the accounts of major public figures and corporations, including U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden, former U.S. President Barack Obama, billionaire Elon Musk, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Apple.

However, the hack of Mr. Modi’s account, as per investigations by Twitter, was not due to a compromise of its systems or service. There was no indication or evidence of any correlation between this account compromise and the incident that took place in July, it added.

The Twitter account for his website has 2.5 million followers, and follows 968 accounts.


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