Reference : NDTV
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's non-public Twitter account become "in brief compromised", his workplace published at the social networking web page early on Sunday morning, after it shared a rip-off hyperlink promising a bitcoin giveaway.
"The Twitter deal with of PM @narendramodi become very in brief compromised. The be counted become escalated to Twitter and the account has been right now secured. In the quick duration that the account becomes compromised, any Tweet shared need to be ignored," PMO India tweeted.
the malicious tweets had been deleted.
According to screenshots shared on Twitter by numerous users, tweets sent from PM Modi's @narendramodi account stated, "India has formally recognized bitcoin as legal tender."The authorities have formally sold 500 BTC and dispensed them to all citizens of the country." Along with the tweet, a probable rip-off hyperlink becomes additionally attached.
The tweet become quickly deleted however now no longer before #Hacked commenced trending in India.
Users flooded the micro-running blog web page with the screenshot of the now-deleted tweet.
"Good Morning Modi ji, Sab Changa Si?," tweet by Srinivas BV, National President, Indian Youth Congress.
Tehseen Poonawalla, a political activist, also took to Twitter and stated, "Was the Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri #NarendraModi ji's Twitter account hacked? And there's the promise of #Bitcoin!!"
Another Twitter client wrote, "#PMmodi #modi account #hacked, please do not click on on on at the link. It's a scam. ... Even PM's account isn't steady. How steady may be Indian social media from hackers, manipulators, scammers, and distant places influence? #Twitter tested safety compromised?"
Earlier, in September 2020, the Twitter account linked to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's private net web page and mobileular app became hacked through an unknown group.