Twitter has said that an account for the personal website of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been hacked. A series of tweets were sent from the account asking followers to donate cryptocurrency to a relief fund
A series of tweets were sent from the account asking followers to donate cryptocurrency to a relief fund.
Twitter said it was aware of the activity and had taken steps to secure the compromised account..
The account, with more than 2.5m followers, is the official Twitter handle for Mr Modi's personal website.His personal Twitter account, which was unaffected by this incident, has more than 61m followers.
.“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. Advice on keeping your account secure can be found here,” a Twitter spokesperson said in an emailed statement.The tweets, which have since been taken down, asked the followers to donate to the PM National Relief Fund through cryptocurrency.
“Yes, this account is hacked by John Wick (firstname.lastname@example.org), We have not hacked Paytm Mall,” another message had said. The compromised account has about 2.5 million followers.The latest incident comes after several accounts of prominent personalities were hacked in July. Twitter on Thursday also said as per its investigation, the latest attack was not due to a compromise of Twitter’s systems or service. There is no indication or evidence of any correlation between this account compromise and the incident that took place in July, it said.